Possible explanations for the finding that the CMS policy didn't affect infection rates overall include that hospitals may have changed their billing practices, that quality-improvement efforts for the infections
He recently talked to ACP Hospitalist about the current state of hospital safety and quality improvement, why pay-for-performance is not the answer, and how reaching out to global partners ... I think the challenge [of how to improve] will be helped by
Public reporting on hospital quality via the Hospital Compare website had minimal impact on mortality rates for three key conditions, a new study found. ... However, in the next analysis, researchers adjusted for quality improvement that was likely
We do believe some of those apps will eventually create a more efficient and effective health care delivery arm and lead to some improvement in patient outcomes, like decreasing readmissions and ... life through a mobile app, thereby sharing their health
How do you know if your quality improvement project is a candidate for publication? ... The SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) publishing guidelines provide a detailed description of how to report on QI projects.
The authors said that higher spending does not appear to be related to better health care quality, and they suggested that states should concentrate on quality improvement strategies (including medical homes ... A coalition of cardiac specialty groups
Researchers analyzed 43, 625 heart failure (HF) patients discharged from 241 hospitals participating in the Get with the Guidelines-HF quality improvement registry between 2005 and 2007. ... Overall, there was a 32% reduction in chest radiographs with
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. ... quality of life than the control
The diversity of conditions cared for in GIM may be challenging for healthcare delivery and quality improvement.
The uptick in prescriptions over the study period coincides with nationwide implementation of quality improvement programs, the authors wrote, but the results indicate more work is necessary. ... ACE inhibitor and ARB use might also be considered as a