Quality of care review in Kyrgyzstan (2018)
Many policies, institutions and mechanisms for improving quality are present in Kyrgyzstan. However, quality is driven by top-down approach rather than inherent in the work of clinical teams and embedded in training and continuing professional development. The recently established quality committees at the facility provide a potential platform for improvement. External assessment and inspection provide little support for organizational development, benchmarking, improving performance or public accountability and routinely collected data on the management of patients and facilities are not generally shared. There is an evident priority to coordinate existing activities and learning across vertical programmes and between key stakeholders, starting with a common vision of the dimensions and principles of quality improvement.