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The International Collaborative is consistently working to develop projects that incorporate cutting-edge real-world evidence into transferable, sustainable, quality-assured processes that can improve quality of life for dying people, however and wherever they die. 

The Collaborative's range of Quality Assurance tools is available exclusively to its members.  They include:

The Clinical Document Audit Toolkit

Used prior to the introduction of the 10/40 Model, the Clinical Document Audit Toolkit facilitates organisations in assessing their existing clinical documentation to determine whether appropriate care has been provided to their most recent patients in the last days and hours of their lives, in line with the Collaborative's 40 outcomes of care.  These pre-implementation results provide a baseline of evidence and inform the development of the new clinical document, while the results of audits performed post-implementation will measure improvement and highlight areas where additional education may be required.

 

The Quality Improvement Framework

The Quality Improvement Framework (QIF) provides a vast range of resources that support each stage of the 10/40 Model's four-phase, ten-step implementation process.  With its collection of action checklists, document templates, factsheets, project plans, learning outcomes and more, it provides a comprehensive toolbox of example documents that assist healthcare professionals to implement the 10/40 Model in their own setting.   Collaborative members can make use of the examples and adapt them to meet the needs of their own services.

10/40 Model Clinical Document Congruence Assessment

Once an organisation has developed new clinical documentation it can be submitted to the International Collaborative Executive Committee to be assessed against the 40 core outcomes set out in the 10/40 Model.  Permission will be granted to use the International Collaborative logo and Congruence Statement on clinical documents that the Executive Committee deems to be congruent with the 10/40 Model.

The Congruence Assessment process

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