Wednesday, December 31, 2008

National Registry of Myocardial Infarction

Trends in presenting characteristics and hospital mortality among patients with ST elevation and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction in the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction from 1990 to 2006
William J. Rogers, Paul D. Frederick, Edna Stoehr, John G. Canto, Joseph P. Ornato, C. Michael Gibson, Charles V. Pollack, Joel M. Gore, Nisha Chandra-Strobos, Eric D. Peterson, William J. French, for the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction Investigators
American Heart Journal, Volume 156, Issue 6, pages 1026-1034
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Trends in reperfusion strategies, door-to-needle and door-to-balloon times, and in-hospital mortality among patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction enrolled in the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction from 1990 to 2006
C. Michael Gibson, Yuri B. Pride, Paul D. Frederick, Charles V. Pollack, John G. Canto, Alan J. Tiefenbrunn, W. Douglas Weaver, Costas T. Lambrew, William J. French, Eric D. Peterson, William J. Rogers, for the NRMI Investigators
American Heart Journal, Volume 156, Issue 6, pages 1035-1044
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Trends in quality of care for patients with acute myocardial infarction in the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction from 1990 to 2006
Eric D. Peterson, Bimal R. Shah, Lori Parsons, Charles V. Pollack, William J. French, John G. Canto, C. Michael Gibson, William J. Rogers, for the NRMI Investigators
American Heart Journal, Volume 156, Issue 6, pages 1045-1055
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Measuring Hospital Inefficiency: The Effects of Controlling for Quality and Patient Burden of Illness

Ryan L. Mutter, Michael D. Rosko, Herbert S. Wong
Health Services Research Volume 43 Issue 6 (December 2008): p 1992-2013
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Friday, December 26, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Planning a patient’s discharge from hospital

Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Geoffrey Christopher Cloud
BMJ 2008;337:a2694, doi: 10.1136/bmj.a2694
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Improving America's Hospitals: The Joint Commission's Report on Quality and Safety 2008.


An analysis of National Patient Safety Goal compliance and hospital quality measures related to heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia, or surgical conditions, provides scientific evidence of improved patient care according to data gathered by the Joint Commission from nearly 1,500 institutions.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Finding order in heterogeneity: types of quality-improvement intervention publications

L V Rubenstein, S Hempel, M M Farmer, S M Asch, E M Yano, D Dougherty, and P W Shekelle
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17: 403-408.
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Falls in English and Welsh hospitals: a national observational study based on retrospective analysis of 12 months of patient safety incident reports

F Healey, S Scobie, D Oliver, A Pryce, R Thomson, and B Glampson
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17: 424-430.
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Do falls and falls-injuries in hospital indicate negligent care—and how big is the risk?

A retrospective analysis of the NHS Litigation Authority Database of clinical negligence claims, resulting from falls in hospitals in England 1995 to 2006
D Oliver, S Killick, T Even, and M Willmott
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17: 431-436.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

A model to evaluate quality and effectiveness of disease management

K M M Lemmens, A P Nieboer, C P van Schayck, J D Asin, and R Huijsman
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17: 447-453.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Assessment of the implementation of a national patient safety alert to reduce wrong site surgery

P Rhodes, S J Giles, G A Cook, A Grange, R Hayton, M J Maxwell, T A Sheldon, and J Wright
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17: 409-415.
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Editorial

The egocentric surgeon or the roots of wrong side surgery
John W Senders and Regine Kanzki
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17: 396-400.
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Verifying patient identity and site of surgery: improving compliance with protocol by audit and feedback

P Garnerin, M Arès, A Huchet, and F Clergue
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17: 454-458.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Adverse-event-reporting practices by US hospitals: results of a national survey

D O Farley, A Haviland, S Champagne, A K Jain, J B Battles, W B Munier, and J M Loeb
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17: 416-423.
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Editorial

The frustrating case of incident-reporting systems
Kaveh G Shojania
Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17: 400-402.
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Medical Acceptance of Quality Assurance in Health Care: The French Experience

Alexandra Giraud-Roufast; Jean Michel Chabot
JAMA. 2008;300(22):2663-2665.
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Friday, December 12, 2008

Do specialty cardiac hospitals have greater adherence to acute myocardial infarction and heart failure process measures?

An empirical assessment using Medicare quality measures: Quality of care in cardiac specialty hospitals
Ioana Popescu, M.D., M.P.H., Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, M.D., M.P.H., Mary S. Vaughan-Sarrazin, Ph.D., and Peter Cram, M.D., M.B.A.,
2008 American Heart Journal 156(1), pp. 155–160.
Abstract Full Text Full-Text PDF (184 KB)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

How Many Nurses per Patient? Measurements of Nurse Staffing in Health Services Research

Joanne Spetz, Nancy Donaldson, Carolyn Aydin, Diane S. Brown
Health Services Research Volume 43 Issue 5p1 : p 1674-1692
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hospital Quality, Efficiency, and Input Slack Differentials

Vivian G. Valdmanis, Michael D. Rosko, Ryan L. Mutter

2008 Health Services Research 43 (5, Part 2): p 1830-1848
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Examining quality improvement programs: The case of Minnesota hospitals

Olson, J.R., Belohlav, J.A., Cook, L.S., and Hays, J.M.
2008 Health Services Research 43 (5, Part 2): pp.1787-1806.
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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Doctors, Dollars & Quality: A Health Affairs Web Exclusive Package

A package of papers and perspectives published on the Health Affairs Web site explore the relationships among the supply of doctors, the composition of the physician workforce, the quality of health care and overall health spending.

http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/hlthaff.28.1.w87/DC2

Monday, December 08, 2008

Choosing The Best Hospital: The Limitations Of Public Quality Reporting

Michael B. Rothberg, Elizabeth Morsi, Evan M. Benjamin, Penelope S. Pekow, and Peter K. Lindenauer
Health Affairs, November/December 2008; 27(6): 1680-1687.
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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Focusing Measures for Performance-Based Privileging of Physicians on Improvement

Myers, Sarah S.; Clark, Marta D.; Russell, Jennifer A.; Graham, Camille C.; Stultz, Michelle B.; Reidy, Kevin M.
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Volume 34, Number 12, December 2008 , pp. 724-733(10)
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Friday, December 05, 2008

IOM - Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety

This report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), asserts that revisions to medical residents’ workloads and duty hours are necessary to better protect patients against fatigue-related errors and to enhance the learning environment for doctors in training.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Revisiting Duty-Hour Limits -- IOM Recommendations for Patient Safety and Resident Education

Iglehart, John K.
N Engl J Med 2008 0: NEJMp0808736
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Hospital-wide Code Rates and Mortality Before and After Implementation of a Rapid Response

TeamPaul S. Chan; Adnan Khalid; Lance S. Longmore; Robert A. Berg; Mikhail Kosiborod; John A. Spertus
JAMA. 2008;300(21):2506-2513.
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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Information exchange among physicians caring for the same patient in the community

Carl van Walraven, MD MSc, Monica Taljaard, PhD, Chaim M. Bell, MD PhD, Edward Etchells, MD MSc, Kelly B. Zarnke, MD, Ian G. Stiell, MD MSc, and Alan J. Forster, MD MSc
CMAJ 2008 179: 1013-1018.
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Commentary

Strengthening primary care with better transfer of information
Robert J. Reid and Edward H. Wagner
CMAJ 2008 179: 987-988.
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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Incidence of adverse events related to health care in Spain: results of the Spanish National Study of Adverse Events.

J M Aranaz-Andrés, C Aibar-Remón, J Vitaller-Murillo, P Ruiz-López, R Limón-Ramírez, E Terol-García, and the ENEAS work group
J Epidemiol Community Health 2008; 62: 1022-1029.
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