Friday, August 31, 2007

"America's Best Hospitals" in the Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Oliver J. Wang; Yun Wang; Judith H. Lichtman; Elizabeth H. Bradley; Sharon-Lise T. Normand; Harlan M. Krumholz
Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1345-1351.

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Editorial

Identifying High-Quality Hospitals: Consult the Ratings or Flip a Coin?
Sean Michael O’Brien; Eric D. Peterson
Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1342-1344.

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Practice size, caseload, deprivation and quality of care of patients with coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke in primary care

national cross-sectional study
Sonia Saxena , Josip Car , Darren Eldred , Michael Soljak and Azeem Majeed
BMC Health Services Research 2007, 7:96

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tying Up Loose Ends: Discharging Patients With Unresolved Medical Issues

Carlton Moore; Thomas McGinn; Ethan Halm
Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1305-1311
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Monday, August 27, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

Lessons learned in systems change initiatives: benchmarks and indicators.

Kreger M, Brindis CD, Manuel DM, Sassoubre L.
Am J Community Psychol. 2007 Jun;39(3-4):301-20.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

A new implicit review instrument for measuring quality of care delivered to pediatric patients in the emergency department

Madan Dharmar, James P Marcin, Nathan Kuppermann, Emily R Andrada, Stacey L Cole, Danielle J Harvey, Patrick S Romano
BMC Emergency Medicine 2007, 7:13 (23 August 2007)

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Guidelines for safety and quality in anaesthesia practice in the European Union.

Mellin-Olsen J, O'Sullivan E, Balogh D, Drobnik L, Knape JT, Petrini F, Vimlati L; Section and Board of Anaesthesiology, European Union of Medical Specialists.
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2007 Jun;24(6):479-82.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Heart failure: the importance of a disease management program

Fabbri G, Gorini M, Maggioni AP, Oliva F; Area Scompenso ANMCO.
G Ital Cardiol (Rome). 2007 Jun;8(6):353-8. Italian.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Qual Saf Health Care - Error management

Qualitative evaluation of an electronic prescribing and administration system
Nick Barber, Tony Cornford, and Ela Klecun
Qual Saf Health Care 2007; 16: 271-278.
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The impact of a closed-loop electronic prescribing and administration system on prescribing errors, administration errors and staff time: a before-and-after study
Bryony Dean Franklin, Kara O’Grady, Parastou Donyai, Ann Jacklin, and Nick Barber
Qual Saf Health Care 2007; 16: 279-284.
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Preventing medication errors in community pharmacy: root-cause analysis of transcription errors
P Knudsen, H Herborg, A R Mortensen, M Knudsen, and A Hellebek
Qual Saf Health Care 2007; 16: 285-290.
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Preventing medication errors in community pharmacy: frequency and seriousness of medication errors
P Knudsen, H Herborg, A R Mortensen, M Knudsen, and A Hellebek
Qual Saf Health Care 2007; 16: 291-296.
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Preventing medication errors in long-term care: results and evaluation of a large scale web-based error reporting system
Stephanie Pierson, Richard Hansen, Sandra Greene, Charlotte Williams, Roger Akers, Mattias Jonsson, and Timothy Carey
Qual Saf Health Care 2007; 16: 297-302.
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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

AHRQ - Conference on Health Care Data Collection and Reporting

This report represents the major themes that emerged from a conference of 50 leaders from public and private health care organizations convened by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to discuss the opportunities for creating and adopting within 5 years a core set of broadly acceptable standards and rules for
health care data collection, aggregation, and reporting of performance data.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Special Issue: Quality and Safety Education

Nursing Outlook
Volume 55, Issue 3, (May-June 2007)


Guest Editorial: Care quality and safety: Same old?
Pages 117-119
Marla Salmon
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President’s Message
Pages 120-121
Linda Burnes Bolton
Abstract Full Text + Links PDF (97 K)

Quality and safety education for nurses
Pages 122-131
Linda Cronenwett, Gwen Sherwood, Jane Barnsteiner, Joanne Disch, Jean Johnson, Pamela Mitchell, Dori Taylor Sullivan and Judith Warren
Abstract Full Text + Links PDF (125 K)

Current assessments of quality and safety education in nursing
Pages 132-137
Elaine L. Smith, Linda Cronenwett and Gwen Sherwood
Abstract Full Text + Links PDF (100 K)

Integrating quality and safety content into clinical teaching in the acute care setting
Pages 138-143
Lisa Day and Elaine L. Smith
Abstract Full Text + Links PDF (86 K)

Promoting interprofessional education
Pages 144-150
Jane H. Barnsteiner, Joanne M. Disch, Leslie Hall, David Mayer and Shirley M. Moore
Abstract Full Text + Links PDF (108 K)

Quality and safety curricula in nursing education: Matching practice realities
Pages 151-155
Gwen Sherwood and Karen Drenkard
Abstract Full Text + Links PDF (85 K)

Quality and safety education in nursing: More than new wine in old skins
Pages 156-158
L. Antoinette Bargagliotti and Jeanette Lancaster
Abstract Full Text + Links PDF (67 K)

The electronic health record: An essential tool for advancing patient safety
Pages 159-161
Kathy Malloch
Abstract Full Text + Links PDF (53 K)

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Tension between Needing to Improve Care and Knowing How to Do It

Auerbach, Andrew D., Landefeld, C. Seth, Shojania, Kaveh G.
N Engl J Med 2007 357: 608-613

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Pay for Performance, Version 2.0?

Lee, Thomas H.
N Engl J Med 2007 357: 531-533

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Understanding and Enhancing the Value of Hospital Discharge Data

Julie A. Schoenman, Janet P. Sutton, Anne Elixhauser, and Denise Love

Med Care Res Rev 2007 64: 449-468.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Consumer Competencies and the Use of Comparative Quality Information: It Isn't Just about Literacy

Judith H. Hibbard, Ellen Peters, Anna Dixon, and Martin Tusler
Med Care Res Rev 2007 64: 379-394.


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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Using Automated Clinical Data for Risk Adjustment

Development and Validation of Six Disease-Specific Mortality Predictive Models for Pay-for-Performance.
Ying P. Tabak, Richard S. Johannes, Jeffrey H. Silber
Medical Care. 45(8):789-805, August 2007.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Impact of Diagnosis-Timing Indicators on Measures of Safety, Comorbidity, and Case Mix Groupings From Administrative Data Sources.

James M. Naessens, Claudia R. Campbell, Bjorn Berg, Arthur R. Williams, Richard Culbertson
Medical Care. 45(8):781-788, August 2007.


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Friday, August 03, 2007

The Patient Safety in Surgery Study

J Am Coll Surg. 2007;204(6):1087-1300.

In this special issue of JACS 20 articles are presented from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded Patient Safety in Surgery Study.
The PSS Study compared major general and vascular surgery risk-adjusted outcomes at Veterans Affairs' medical centers with those in the private sector.

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Comorbidity and Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery at Cardiac Specialty Hospitals Versus General Hospitals.

Constance W. Hwang, Gerard F. Anderson, Marie Diener-West, Neil R. Powe
Medical Care. 45(8):720-728, August 2007.


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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Are Preventable Hospitalizations Sensitive to Changes in Access to Primary Care?: The Case of the Oregon Health Plan.

Somnath Saha, Rachel Solotaroff, Ady Oster, Andrew B. Bindman
Medical Care. 45(8):712-719, August 2007.

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