Search results for "Quality Improvement"

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Some transitional care interventions more effective than others for reducing readmissions and mortality after hospitalizations for heart failure

Our findings provide guidance to quality improvement efforts aimed at reducing readmission and mortality rates for persons with HF [heart failure],” the authors noted.
June 2014

Seeing readmissions from the patient's point of view

Dr. Allen's research, published in the March 2013 Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, showed the answer to be complex. ... associate clinical professor in medicine and neurosurgery and chief quality officer for medicine at the University of
September 2015

Frailty Index appears to predict adverse outcomes in geriatric trauma patients

The researchers noted that they evaluated patients at only one academic medical center and didn't examine how frailty affected long-term functional outcomes or quality of life. ... Although the best frailty tool for trauma cases has yet to be determined,
June 2014

Recent Research

Hospitals can also use the score for quality improvement efforts, to see if their actual rate of sICH exceeds the expected rate predicted by the score, they wrote. ... special considerations in diabetes and chronic kidney disease and. quality of care and
December 2012

In the News

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
June 2011

Eliminating drug errors

Battles, PhD, senior service fellow for patient safety in the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). ... The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) 100, 000 Lives Campaign ran
May 2007

Frailty associated with failure to rescue after surgery, study finds

Researchers used data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to assess patients who had inpatient general, vascular, thoracic, cardiac, and orthopedic surgery between Jan. ... Authors noted that the National Surgical Quality Improvement
March 2018

QI efforts to enhance communication with very ill can affect outcomes, analysis finds

Quality improvement (QI) interventions to improve communication with very sick patients are effective at reducing length of stay in the ICU and the use of nonbeneficial aggressive treatment, a review found. ... family meetings with the usual team (11
November 2012

Bundle compliance increased, mortality decreased under New York sepsis regulations

Study authors concluded that the statewide initiative increased compliance with sepsis performance measures, although they noted that it is difficult for research on quality improvement projects to prove causation. ... Public calls to professionalism and
September 2018

Letter from the Editor

We're looking for the hospitalists who made extraordinary contributions to the field in 2009, whether through cost savings, improved work flow, patient safety, leadership, mentorship or quality improvement, to name
May 2009

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