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
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.
The researchers used an appreciative inquiry approach in their quality improvement project, meaning they found people who were doing signouts well and interviewed them. ... and investment in the quality improvement process from the very beginning,” she
This issue contains articles on optimizing geriatric care, publishing a quality improvement project and preventing catheter-associated infections, among others. ... For some hospitalists, publishing the results of a quality improvement project seems like
We're looking for hospitalists who made notable contributions to the field in 2011, whether through exceptional clinical skills, improved work flow, patient safety, cost savings, leadership, mentorship or quality improvement.
In addition to identifying errors that directly contributed to deaths, the reviews provide a rationale for prioritizing quality improvement efforts, said Dr. ... Quality improvement should be the principal goal of a mortality review system, several
Mayer.“ While others have featured quality and quality improvement, we've focused a little heavier on safety and risk reduction strategies as they figure in the quality of health care ... bring a mix of perspectives to the quality table.“ They think
Where: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore. The issue: Reducing ambulance diversion hours and emergency department (ED) throughput time by implementing a hospitalist-led quality improvement initiative.
Hospitalists can identify needs, collaborate with chaplains.
Overall, however, adherence was better than in comparable quality improvement programs for stroke treatment in New York, they noted. ... to population health.“ The investigators have robustly taken implementation science to the next level, thus showing