As health care reform ramps up, so does discussion about how to cut medical costs without compromising quality. ... home. We also provide a crash-course primer on the 21 drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2010, and summarize some
The findings align with previous research finding that although a hospital's high performance on one measure of cardiovascular care may be associated with higher-quality care for other cardiovascular conditions, ... The lack of correlation might be due
The task force that developed the measures noted that quality measures are “metrics that may be useful for local quality improvement but are not yet appropriate for public reporting or pay ... However, survival improvement was more pronounced in black
skills, patient safety, improved workflow, leadership, community involvement, quality improvement, or something else.
Emergency department and medical ICU clinicians received weekly feedback on compliance with the sepsis resuscitation bundle, and were encouraged to discuss issues with a quality improvement team that met monthly. ... The treatment group had a greater
innovation, clinical skills, patient safety, research, community involvement, improved work flow, teamwork, leadership or quality improvement. ... Dr. Barsuk's work with simulation training dovetails with his research interests in quality improvement and
Huddleston said. “They want to elevate the skill level for these people, to involve them with quality improvement and the day-to-day operations of a hospital.”. ... As such, there was no one to really take charge of service protocols or quality
The authors noted that greater adherence to the order set would probably have provided even more improvement in glycemic control.
We share data and processes and work on quality improvement across all the participating centers. ... Q: Should such evaluations be completed sooner—for example, before the launch of a nationwide quality improvement initiative?
While initially developed as navigation aids, the apps have a variety of other potential uses, including equipment tracking and quality improvement. ... The apps also have potential uses for quality improvement based on the information they collect, said