Wednesday, October 22, 2008

SQUIRE: Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence

SQUIRE arrives—with a plan for its own improvement
David P Stevens and Richard Thomson
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17 (Suppl 1): i1-i2.
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Publication guidelines for quality improvement in health care: evolution of the SQUIRE project
F Davidoff, P Batalden, D Stevens, G Ogrinc, S Mooney for the SQUIRE development group
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17 (Suppl 1): i3-i9.
[Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]

QIR and SQUIRE: continuum of reporting guidelines for scholarly reports in healthcare improvement
R G Thomson and F M Moss
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17 (Suppl 1): i10-i12.
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The SQUIRE (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence) guidelines for quality improvement reporting: explanation and elaboration
G Ogrinc, S E Mooney, C Estrada, T Foster, D Goldmann, L W Hall, M M Huizinga, S K Liu, P Mills, J Neily, W Nelson, P J Pronovost, L Provost, L V Rubenstein, T Speroff, M Splaine, R Thomson, A M Tomolo, and B Watts
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17 (Suppl 1): i13-i32.
[Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

When things go wrong.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Campaign Live. August 18, 2008.
PSNet link

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Volume 34, Number 10, October 2008

Handoffs Causing Patient Harm: A Survey of Medical and Surgical House Staff pp. 563-570D(8)
Kitch, Barrett T.; Cooper, Jeffrey B.; Zapol, Warren M.; Marder, Jessica E.; Karson, Andrew; Hutter, Matt; Campbell, Eric G.

Adverse Events During Hospitalization: Results of a Patient Survey
pp. 583-590(8)
Fowler, Floyd J.; Epstein, Arnold; Weingart, Saul N.; Annas, Catherine L.; Bolcic-Jankovic, Dragana; Clarridge, Brian; Schneider, Eric C.; Weissman, Joel S.

Developing Process-Support Tools for Patient Safety: Finding the Balance Between Validity and Feasibility
pp. 604-607(4)
Marsteller, Jill A.; Holzmueller, Christine G.; Makary, Martin; Sexton, J. Bryan; Thompson, David A.; Lubomski, Lisa H.; Pronovost, Peter J.

The Daily Goals Communication Sheet: A Simple and Novel Tool for Improved Communication and Care
pp. 608-613(6)
Schwartz, Jamie M.; Nelson, Kristen L.; Saliski, Mary; Hunt, Elizabeth A.; Pronovost, Peter J.

The Team Checkup Tool: Evaluating QI Team Activities and Giving Feedback to Senior Leaders
pp. 619-623(5)
Lubomski, Lisa H.; Marsteller, Jill A.; Hsu, Yea-Jen; Goeschel, Christine A.; Holzmueller, Christine G.; Pronovost, Peter J.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Getting Real Performance Out of Pay-for-Performance

Milbank Quarterly Volume 86 Issue 3, Pages 435 - 457
Abstract References Full Text: HTML, PDF

Monday, October 13, 2008

Modifying ICD-9-CM Coding of Secondary Diagnoses to Improve Risk-Adjustment of Inpatient Mortality Rates

Pine, Michael, Jordan, Harmon S., Elixhauser, Anne, Fry, Donald E., Hoaglin, David C., Jones, Barbara, Meimban, Roger, Warner, David, Gonzales, Junius
Med Decis Making 2008 0: 0272989X08323297

Thursday, October 09, 2008

AHRQ Annual Meeting and AHRQ Quality Indicators User Meeting

The Quality Indicators Support Team hosted the 2008 QI Users Meeting in conjunction with the AHRQ Annual Meeting.
This meeting included presentations on:

  • Patient Safety Indicator validation efforts
  • tiering of the QIs
  • public reporting of the QIs

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Impact of date stamping on patient safety measurement in patients undergoing CABG: Experience with the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators

Laurent G Glance, Yue Li, Turner M Osler, Dana B Mukamel, Andrew W Dick
BMC Health Services Research 2008, 8:176 (13 August 2008)
[Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

AHRQ - Quality Indicators Learning Institute

The intent of the AHRQ Quality Indicators Learning Institute is to promote open discussions and interactions among program leaders, policymakers, researchers, and other experts involved in developing public reporting systems.

The "Introduction to the AHRQ QI Learning Institute" Webinar was held on July 30, 2008. Select to access the slide presentation (PowerPoint® presentation [950 KB]; Web version) and the Webinar transcript.

The Webinar "AHRQ Quality Indicators 101: Background and Introduction to the AHRQ QIs" was held on September 17, 2008. Select to access the slide presentation (PowerPoint® presentation [1.8 MB]; Web version) and the Webinar transcript).

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Tipping Point: The Relationship Between Volume and Patient Harm

Alberta T. Pedroja
American Journal of Medical Quality 2008 23: 336-341.
[Abstract] [PDF]

Friday, October 03, 2008

An Innovative Method to Assess Negotiation Skills Necessary for Quality Improvement

Prathibha Varkey, Priyanka Gupta, and Kevin E. Bennet
American Journal of Medical Quality 2008 23: 350-355.
[Abstract] [PDF]

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Transition from pediatric to adult services: are we getting it right?.

Andrew Kennedy; Susan Sawyer
Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 20(4):403-409, August 2008.
Abstract HTML PDF (111 K)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Quality and Disparities Reports: Why Is Progress So Slow?

Jeffrey Brady, Karen Ho, and Carolyn M. Clancy
American Journal of Medical Quality 2008 23: 396-398.