The Collaborative Model is a method of quality improvement, developed by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, which enables rapid and sustainable improvements in outcomes for patients in an identified area of health care delivery. A Collaborative enables health services to learn from each other and recognised experts in this identified area of health care.
A Collaborative is designed to implement change in small, manageable cycles, and identify where a change actually leads to improvement. There are four components:
Through Learning Workshops and Learning Cycles, health services share ideas for improvement, measure and benchmark outcomes and contribute to the future direction of best practice in the identified topic area.