weakened by the fact that more dramatic results were found in the lower-quality trials. ... Possible explanations for the finding that the CMS policy didn't affect infection rates overall include that hospitals may have changed their billing practices,
Overall, however, adherence was better than in comparable quality improvement programs for stroke treatment in New York, they noted.
Arora, who focuses on medical education, quality improvement and patient safety in her work. ... Fees can deter users, but often result in better quality information, she said.
The researchers used an appreciative inquiry approach in their quality improvement project, meaning they found people who were doing signouts well and interviewed them. ... Hospitals adopting an appreciative inquiry approach may bump into clinicians
Maynard, ACP Member, said the first quality improvement project he conducted was the toughest. ... It allows people to find the place that works best for them in quality improvement.
and with mixed results for hospital utilization, a nonrandomized quality improvement study found.
Our coverage of ACP's annual meeting includes stories on a modernized morbidity and mortality conference, quality improvement, medication reconciliation, and more. ... The concept might seem outdated, but our article explains how with a few tweaks, these
AF, and to quality improvement interventions to address the problem, the editorial concluded. ... 69.8 days, P=0.02). The home group also showed improvements in depression, nutritional status and quality of life.
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
cover a range of activities including quality improvement and education, as well as scholarship.”. ... Quality improvement projects often offer the surest path to scholarship for community-based hospitalists, he added.