One of the common findings in these hospitals was the degree to which the hospitalists were integrally incorporated into the quality improvement activities, particularly those focused on the transitions of care. ... related to quality improvement or
Excess readmission ratio (ERR), the performance measure used by CMS as part of its Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, is not associated with improved care quality or long-term clinical outcomes after ... To examine the association between MI-ERR
A multi-pronged quality improvement program helped community hospitals adopt six evidence-based practices in the ICU, a study reported. ... Generally, large-scale quality improvement initiatives “should choose practices based on measured rather than
Some aspiring directors also might want to specialize in a particular area like quality improvement by getting a related master's degree, or by going through Six Sigma training, Dr. ... A program with quality doctors can still suffer under sub-par
Hospitals want to feel that the hospitalists care about the things they care about, whether that's quality improvement, effective resource management, cost per case, or helping to build market share ... Several physicians agreed that providing incentives
The prospective cohort study used data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program of the American College of Surgeons, covering more than 2 million patients treated in 374 hospitals between 2005
Thomas Worrall, MD, medical director of the UPMC Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation. ... Jack. “If it reduces rehospitalizations, it will save significant amounts. There are not too many things that show improvement in care and cost less.”.
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Educating to improve patient care: Integrating quality improvement into a medical school curriculum.Am J Med Qual. ... Improving patient care outcomes by teaching quality improvement to medical students in community-based practices.
You need a forum and structure to work on quality improvement. ... So Jane Brock, MD, chief medical officer of the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC), a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), was pleasantly surprised when St.