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Table 3 ABC Learning Collaborative vs Typical Learning Collaborative Implementation Comparison [7, 10, 17]

From: Successful implementation of a combined learning collaborative and mentoring intervention to improve neonatal quality of care in rural Rwanda

Characteristic ABC Learning collaborative Common Learning Collaborative Design Components
Focus Neonatal Mortality Single clinical subject
# and type of Indicators addressed 8 indicators focused on drivers of neonatal mortality 1–9 indicators focused clinical subject
Duration of intervention 18 months 12–24 months
# people on QI team 3–4 people 3–7 people
Composition of QI team Community health worker, nurse, data manager
+/−leadership
Multi-professional team
Learning Session Characteristics 2 days 1–3 days
4 learnings sessions
+ Harvest Session
> 2 sessions
Every 3–5 months every 4–6 months
Average % health facilities represented at all LS 98% N/A
Average total # LS attendees 40.7 30-40people
Inclusion of Clinical Training or Skills Building every 12.5 months not standard
% HC with at least 2 nurses trained in newborn training package > 92% throughout collaborative not standard
Frequency of assessment for essential equipment every 3 months not standard
Mentor Characteristics nurses with QI training QI experts
Average mentor visits per facility per month 0.76 visits/month Mentoring should occur between Learning Sessions
Monthly mentor visit content QI project and QI skills mentorship QI project and QI skills mentorship.
Clinical skills mentorship and observation checklists for [1] Labor and delivery [2] neonatal care and/or [3] postpartum care not standard
routine equipment/commodities assessment and support not standard