Thursday, February 19, 2009

Improving quality indicator report cards through Bayesian modeling

Byron J Gajewski , Jonathan D Mahnken and Nancy Dunton
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2008, 8:77
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Clinicians in Quality Improvement: A New Career Pathway in Academic Medicine

Kaveh G. Shojania; Wendy Levinson
JAMA. 2009;301(7):766-768.

Transformation of Health Care at the Front Line

Patrick H. Conway; Carolyn Clancy
JAMA. 2009;301(7):763-765.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Primary Care Physicians' Links to Other Physicians Through Medicare Patients: The Scope of Care CoordinationH.

H. Pham, A. S. O'Malley, P. B. Bach, C. Saiontz-Martinez and D. Schrag
Ann Intern Med 2009; 236-242.
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D. S. Meyers and C. M. ClancyPrimary Care: Too Important to Fail
Ann Intern Med, February 17, 2009; 150(4): 272 - 273.
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Monday, February 16, 2009

Benchmarking physician performance: reliability of individual and composite measures.

Scholle SH, Roski J, Adams JL, Dunn DL, Kerr EA, Dugan DP, Jensen RE.
Am J Manag Care. 2008 Dec;14(12):833-8.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Publication guidelines for quality improvement studies in health care: evolution of the SQUIRE project

Frank Davidoff, Paul Batalden, David Stevens, Greg Ogrinc, Susan E Mooney, for the SQUIRE development group
BMJ 2009;338:a3152
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Feedback from incident reporting: information and action to improve patient safety

J Benn, M Koutantji, L Wallace, P Spurgeon, M Rejman, A Healey, and C Vincent
Qual Saf Health Care 2009; 18: 11-21.
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Trends in healthcare incident reporting and relationship to safety and quality data in acute hospitals:

results from the National Reporting and Learning System
A Hutchinson, T A Young, K L Cooper, A McIntosh, J D Karnon, S Scobie, and R G Thomson
Qual Saf Health Care 2009; 18: 5-10.
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Adverse event reporting systems and safer healthcare
James B Battles and David P Stevens
Qual Saf Health Care 2009; 18: 2.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Effects of Care Coordination on Hospitalization, Quality of Care, and Health Care Expenditures Among Medicare Beneficiaries

15 Randomized Trials
Deborah Peikes; Arnold Chen; Jennifer Schore; Randall Brown
JAMA. 2009;301(6):603-618.


The Elusive Quest for Quality and Cost Savings in the Medicare Program
John Z. Ayanian
JAMA. 2009;301(6):668-670.

Patient Safety First Campaign

To implement the World Health Organization’s campaign to reduce the incidence of avoidable harm and death improving patient safety, the Patient Safety First Campaign seeks to provide NHS staff with the knowledge and support to take simple steps to improve the safety of patients in their care.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Measurement of Quality and Assurance of Safety in the Critically Ill

Peter J. Pronovost, J. Bryan Sexton, Julius Cuong Pham, Christine A. Goeschel, Bradford D. Winters, Marlene R. Miller

Clinics in Chest MedicineVolume 30, Issue 1, March 2009, Pages 169-179
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Friday, February 06, 2009

A Reengineered Hospital Discharge Program to Decrease Rehospitalization: A Randomized Trial

B. W. Jack, V. K. Chetty, D. Anthony, J. L. Greenwald, G. M. Sanchez, A. E. Johnson, S. R. Forsythe, J. K. O'Donnell, M. K. Paasche-Orlow, C. Manasseh, S. Martin and L. Culpepper
Ann Intern Med 2009; 178-187.
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Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population

Haynes, Alex B., Weiser, Thomas G., Berry, William R., Lipsitz, Stuart R., Breizat, Abdel-Hadi S., Dellinger, E. Patchen, Herbosa, Teodoro, Joseph, Sudhir, Kibatala, Pascience L., Lapitan, Marie Carmela M., Merry, Alan F., Moorthy, Krishna, Reznick, Richard K., Taylor, Bryce, Gawande, Atul A., the Safe Surgery Saves Lives Study Group
N Engl J Med 2009 360: 491-499

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions

Govind Persad, Alan Wertheimer, Ezekiel J Emanuel
The Lancet, Volume 373, Issue 9661, Pages 423-431
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009

Changes Over Time and Disparities in Schizophrenia Treatment Quality.

Busch, Alisa B., Lehman, Anthony F., Goldman, Howard; Frank, Richard G.
Medical Care Volume 47(2) February 2009 pp 199-207
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