skills, patient safety, improved workflow, leadership, community involvement, quality improvement, or something else.
The validation cohort consisted of 1,167,414 patients registered in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database as having had noncardiac surgery between 2008 and 2012.
Researchers used clinical registry data from 73 Michigan hospitals that participated in a statewide surgical quality collaborative to assess the association between implementation of the program and the incidence of ... Given the fundamental challenges
New tech helps prevent adverse drug events.
quality improvement] was around this idea,” said Michelle Mourad, ACP Member, director of quality for the division of hospital medicine at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. ... At Dr. Mourad's hospital, the interns complete a
Less common tasks were serving on committees (46.4%), championing quality improvement initiatives (40.6%), and conducting research (2.9%).
Study authors concluded that the statewide initiative increased compliance with sepsis performance measures, although they noted that it is difficult for research on quality improvement projects to prove causation. ... Public calls to professionalism and
Patients with interhospital stroke transfers had higher mortality, more severe disability than front-door patients
Results were published online on Sept. 1 by Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. ... In addition to suggesting an impact of interhospital stroke transfers on hospital mortality metrics, the study findings show an opportunity for quality
The uptick in prescriptions over the study period coincides with nationwide implementation of quality improvement programs, the authors wrote, but the results indicate more work is necessary. ... ACE inhibitor and ARB use might also be considered as a
The in- and outpatient players—nurses, pharmacists, physicians, hospital administrators and case managers—also meet once a month to share feedback, review patient cases, and work on quality improvement. ... Having engaged community clinic partners,