Friday, July 31, 2009

Nursing sensitive quality indicators for nursing home care: international review of literature, policy and practice.

Nakrem S, Vinsnes AG, Harkless GE, Paulsen B, Seim A.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2009 Jun;46(6):848-57.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Reducing health care hazards: lessons from the commercial aviation safety team.

Pronovost PJ, Goeschel CA, Olsen KL, Pham JC, Miller MR, Berenholtz SM, Sexton JB, Marsteller JA, Morlock LL, Wu AW, Loeb JM, Clancy CM.
Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 May-Jun;28(3):w479-89.

Verbal orders and patient safety

Getting your point across: verbal orders and patient safety
Karyn D Baum
Qual Saf Health Care 2009; 18: 164.
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Original research:

Are verbal orders a threat to patient safety?
D S Wakefield and B J Wakefield
Qual Saf Health Care 2009; 18: 165-168.
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An exploratory study measuring verbal order content and context
D S Wakefield, J Brokel, M M Ward, T Schwichtenberg, D Groath, M Kolb, J W Davis, and D Crandall
Qual Saf Health Care 2009; 18: 169-173.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Getting to the heart of high-quality care

The Lancet Volume 374, Issue 9688, Page 427
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Omitted and unjustified medications in the discharge summary

A Perren, M Previsdomini, B Cerutti, D Soldini, D Donghi, and C Marone
Qual Saf Health Care 2009; 18: 205-208.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Using routine intelligence to target inspection of healthcare providers in England

M Bardsley, D J Spiegelhalter, I Blunt, X Chitnis, A Roberts, and S Bharania
Qual Saf Health Care 2009; 18: 189-194.
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Systematic review of the effectiveness of integrated care pathways: what works, for whom, in which circumstances?

Davina Allen, Elizabeth Gillen, Laura Rixson
International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare Volume 7 Issue 2 (p 61-74)
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Standardising care using integrated care pathways: if they seem like a solution, did we ask the right questions?
Jo Rycroft-Malone, Debra Bick
International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare Volume 7 Issue 2 (p 59-60)
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

AHRQ - National Healthcare Quality Report 2008.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
2009. AHRQ Publication No. 09-0001.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

A next act for patient safety.

Viola AF, Kallem C, Bronnert J.
J AHIMA. 2009;80:30-35.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Shop for Quality or Volume? Volume, Quality, and Outcomes of CoronaryArtery Bypass Surgery

Andrew D. Auerbach, Joan F. Hilton, Judith Maselli, Penelope S. Pekow,Michael B. Rothberg, and Peter K. Lindenauer
Ann Intern Med 2009;150 696-704
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Quality Wrapped in Volume Inside a Hospital
Peter B. Bach
Ann Intern Med 2009;150 729-730
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Quality and Performance

Health Services Research Volume 44 Issue 3 , (June 2009)

Effects of the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration on Medicare Patient Mortality and Cost
Andrew M. Ryan
(p 821-842)
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Managed Care Quality of Care and Plan Choice in New York SCHIP
Hangsheng Liu, Charles E. Phelps, Peter J. Veazie, Andrew W. Dick, Jonathan D. Klein, Laura P. Shone, Katia Noyes, Peter G. Szilagyi
(p 843-861)
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The Relationship between Hospital Volume and Mortality in Mechanical Ventilation: An Instrumental Variable Analysis
Jeremy M. Kahn, Thomas R. Ten Have, Theodore J. Iwashyna
(p 862-879)
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Organizational and Market Influences on Physician Performance on Patient Experience Measures
Hector P. Rodriguez, Ted von Glahn, William H. Rogers, Dana Gelb Safran
(p 880-901)
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Retention, Learning by Doing, and Performance in Emergency Medical Services
Guy David, Tanguy Brachet
(p 902-925)
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Health Care Efficiency

Volume 44 Issue 3 , (June 2009)

A Systematic Review of Health Care Efficiency Measures
Peter S. Hussey, Han de Vries, John Romley, Margaret C. Wang, Susan S. Chen, Paul G. Shekelle, Elizabeth A. McGlynn
(p 784-805)
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Commentary: A Systematic Review of Health Care Efficiency Measures
Leah F. Binder, Barbara Rudolph
(p 806-811)
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Commentary: Slack Resources in Health Care Organizations—Fat to Be Trimmed or Muscle to Be Exercised?
Jacqueline Zinn, Ann Barry Flood
(p 812-820)
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Surgical team behaviors and patient outcomes.

Mazzocco K, Petitti DB, Fong KT, Bonacum D, Brookey J, Graham S, Lasky RE, Sexton JB, Thomas EJ.
Am J Surg. 2009 May;197(5):678-85.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Quality Improvement: Science and Action

Henry H. Ting, Kaveh G. Shojania, Victor M. Montori, and Elizabeth H. Bradley Circulation. 2009;119:1962-1974,
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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Alternative comorbidity adjustors for the Medicare inpatient psychiatric facility PPS.

Drozd EM, Maier J, Hales JF, Thomas FG.
Health Care Financ Rev. 2008 Winter;30(2):67-82.

Medicare risk adjustment for the frail elderly.

Kautter J, Ingber M, Pope GC.
Health Care Financ Rev. 2008 Winter;30(2):83-93.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Quality and safety indicators in anesthesia: a systematic review.

Haller G, Stoelwinder J, Myles PS, McNeil J.
Anesthesiology. 2009 May;110(5):1158-75.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Global priorities for patient safety research

David W Bates, Itziar Larizgoitia, Nittita Prasopa-Plaizier, Ashish K Jha, on behalf of the Research Priority Setting Working Group of the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety
BMJ 2009;338:b1775, doi: 10.1136/bmj.b1775

Monday, July 06, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

Health care process modelling: which method when?

Gyuchan Thomas Jun, James Ward, Zoe Morris, and John Clarkson
Int J Qual Health Care 2009 21: 214-224;
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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Validation of a tool assessing appropriateness of hospital days in rehabilitation centres Int J Qual

Romain Guilé, Christophe Leux, Cécile Paillé, Pierre Lombrail, and Leila Moret
Health Care 2009 21: 198-205;
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