DELPHI – Quality Standards for care of the critically unwell patient in Africa

The aim of this group is to define standards of safety and quality of sepsis care, and describe reliable and appropriate metrics for Low Income Countries in Africa.

Adapting methods, from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which have developed a framework for quality standards and formed the basis for recent standards for improving quality of maternal and newborn care.

The activities are:

  • Develop quality standards
  • Develop quality statements
  • Develop quality measures

Opinions on what constitutes good quality of care will be sought, and a structured DELPHI process used to create a framework of quality metrics for LIC in Africa.

The main research team will consist of:

Jamie Rylance – Malawi

Shevin Jacob – Uganda

Tim Baker – Malawi

Richard Lilford  - UK

Emmanuel Nsutebu – UK

Felix Limbani – Malawi