readmissions for high-volume conditions, and that nonteaching hospitals with higher volumes of stroke patients may be good potential targets for quality improvement efforts.
The Michigan Keystone ICU project, a statewide quality improvement initiative, was associated with lower hospital mortality compared to surrounding Midwestern states, a study found. ... Overall, the findings suggest that large-scale, robust and
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 ... Four performance measures and seven quality measures were
in areas of hospitalist practice such as patient care, quality improvement, and medical education. ... The initiatives add to Dr. Dutta's impressive track record on quality improvement.
The ICUs established quality improvement teams and implemented a multifaceted intervention that included head-of-bed elevation, use of subglottic secretion drainage endotracheal tubes, oral care, chlorhexidine mouth care, and daily
Overall, however, adherence was better than in comparable quality improvement programs for stroke treatment in New York, they noted.
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.“ Additional efforts may include ... ACE inhibitor and ARB
Sessions covered topics like teaching, research, career planning and quality improvement—all areas that attendees said were lacking or missing from their residency training.“ I would have loved to have had ... in academia and how you can influence
to population health.“ The investigators have robustly taken implementation science to the next level, thus showing that thoughtfully planned quality-improvement endeavors that are integrated with robust research evaluation measures can
Results were published online on Sept. 1, 2018, by Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. ... In addition to suggesting an impact of interhospital stroke transfers on hospital mortality metrics, the study findings show an opportunity for