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
For example, there's patient safety, quality improvement, palliative care. … This is the section where we call on most hospitalists to participate in these multidisciplinary teams and hopefully evolve as leaders ... of patient safety issues, as well as
Quality improvement (QI) interventions to improve communication with very sick patients are effective at reducing length of stay in the ICU and the use of nonbeneficial aggressive treatment, a review found. ... family meetings with the usual team (11
What I've been doing is creating new curricula and working on interactive modules that will teach the basics of value-based health care, as well supporting projects in quality improvement ... Hospital medicine was created on this idea that we would
The answers they received from participants in both improvement projects showed a lot of room for additional improvement. ... Q: What lessons can designers of quality improvement programs take from your findings?
Undertaking quality improvement projects is more difficult than ever, but certain strategies can help ensure success. ... Unexpected allies for quality improvement projects can be found in departments like nutrition services.
Quality improvement in treating sepsis has focused mostly on standardizing care for the most severely ill patients, while treatment for other sepsis patients is less defined, the authors wrote.
Dr. Christmas was taken aback by how quickly a feeding tube was placed and how the woman was sent home no longer able to eat, “which is a really important
Mortality and hospitalizations have been declining among Medicare beneficiaries, in part due to quality improvement efforts, a new study found, while another highlighted flaws in CMS's effort to reduce ... There are a number of possible explanations for
Brad Sharpe, FACP, might have discovered the secret to getting doctors excited about quality improvement: Create a competition. ... Both projects appealed to Dr. Sharpe's interest in combining education with quality improvement and patient care.