Monday, June 29, 2009

AHRQ - Quality Indicator Version 4.0

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released the AHRQ Quality Indicators Version 4.0 for the Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI), Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI), Patient Safety Indicators (PSI), and Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI) modules.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Measuring efficiency: the association of hospital costs and quality of care.

Jha AK, Orav EJ, Dobson A, Book RA, Epstein AM.
Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 May-Jun;28(3):897-906.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Quality toolbox: clinical pathways can improve core measure scores.

McCue JD, Beck A, Smothers K.
J Healthc Qual. 2009 Jan-Feb;31(1):43-50.

Monday, June 22, 2009

NPSA - Patient Safety Toolkits & E-learning Packages

This web page from the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) provide access to a range of tools and e-learning packages designed to support patient safety education and training.

Friday, June 19, 2009

AHRQ - Getting Safer Care

This Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Web site provides materials to help patients avoid medical errors and receive quality care.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Creating a better discharge summary: improvement in quality and timeliness using an electronic discharge summary.

O'Leary KJ, Liebovitz DM, Feinglass J, Liss DT, Evans DB, Kulkarni N, Landler MP, Baker DW.

J Hosp Med. 2009 Apr;4(4):219-25.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Developing a tool for assessing competency in root cause analysis.

Gupta P, Varkey P.
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Jan;35(1):36-42.

Monday, June 15, 2009

How should continuity of care in primary health care be assessed?

Salisbury C, Sampson F, Ridd M, Montgomery AA.
Br J Gen Pract. 2009 Apr;59(561):e134-41.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Using implementation safety indicators for CPOE implementation.

Weir CR, McCarthy CA.
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Jan;35(1):21-8.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Relationship of Hospital Organizational Culture to Patient Safety Climate in the Veterans Health Administration

Christine W. Hartmann, Mark Meterko, Amy K. Rosen, Shibei Zhao, Priti Shokeen, Sara Singer, and David M. Gaba
Med Care Res Rev 2009 66: 320-338.
[Abstract] [PDF]

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

NHS Evidence

NHS Evidence is a new service, hosted by the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), launched to provide easy access to evidence base information for health and social care professionals.

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NHS Evidence: better and faster access to information
Gillian C Leng
The Lancet, Volume 373, Issue 9674, Pages 1502 - 1504
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Monday, June 08, 2009

IHI - Open School

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has created the Open School to teach patient safety and quality improvement; free multimedia training modules are available.

Friday, June 05, 2009

WHO - SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

Launched 5 May 2009 by the World Alliance for Patient Safety, the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands initiative aims to support health-care workers to improve hand hygiene and stop the spread of infection.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Comorbidity adjustment index for the international classification of diseases, 10th revision.

Ramiarina RA, Ramiarina BL, Almeida RM, Pereira WC.
Rev Saude Publica. 2008 Aug;42(4):590-7.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Availability of data for measuring physician quality performance.

Scholle SH, Roski J, Dunn DL, Adams JL, Dugan DP, Pawlson LG, Kerr EA.
Am J Manag Care. 2009 Jan;15(1):67-72.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Measuring quality of oral anticoagulation care: extending quality measurement to a new field.

Rose AJ, Berlowitz DR, Frayne SM, Hylek EM.
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Mar;35(3):146-55. Review.