Even among patients who survive but have multiple recurrences, the infection can severely erode quality of life, as evidenced by willingness to consider a fecal transplant, said Richard Nathan, DO, an ... As an informatics team, we wanted to use data to
They analyzed 2008 data on 227, 425 patients from The American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database (a prospective validated outcomes registry from 211 hospitals worldwide).
Smith-Bindman. Patient desire for imaging often results from a misunderstanding of the quantity/quality equation, according to Dr. ... But they do [have standards] for mammography, so there is a precedent of their getting involved in quality improvement
ED 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.
Educating to improve patient care: Integrating quality improvement into a medical school curriculum. ... Improving patient care outcomes by teaching quality improvement to medical students in community-based practices.
Hospitals participating in the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) continue to improve, according to the latest results released by CMS. ... The average composite quality scores for these five conditions improved as follows from 2003
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
Identify patient education and assistance needs around the issue. Identify quality outcomes.
In addition to clinical responsibilities, most of the rotations incorporated teaching, research, and/or work on quality improvement and patient safety. ... The most commonly identified gaps filled included allowing for progressive clinical autonomy (24
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