Monday, September 21, 2009

Errors in Laboratory Medicine and Patient Safety

Clinica Chimica Acta
Volume 404, Issue 1, Pages 1-86 (6 June 2009)
special issue on Laboratory Medicine and Patient Safety
table of contents

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Data in health data networks

An Electronic Practice-Based Network for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research
W. D. Pace, M. Cifuentes, R. J. Valuck, E. W. Staton, E. C. Brandt and D. R. West
Ann Intern Med 2009; 338-340.
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Design of a National Distributed Health Data Network
J. C. Maro, R. Platt, J. H. Holmes, B. L. Strom, S. Hennessy, R. Lazarus and J. S. Brown
Ann Intern Med 2009; 341-344.
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Toward Reuse of Clinical Data for Research and Quality Improvement: The End of the Beginning?
M. G. Weiner and P. J. Embi
Ann Intern Med 2009; 359-360.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pediatric Quality

Pediatric Clinics of North America
Volume 56, Issue 4, Pages 731-1034 (August 2009)
special issyue on Pediatric Quality
table of contents

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hospitalists and the quality of care in hospitals.

López L, Hicks LS, Cohen AP, McKean S, Weissman JS.
Arch Intern Med. 2009 Aug 10;169(15):1389-94.

Do hospitalists improve quality?
Centor RM, Taylor BB.
Arch Intern Med. 2009 Aug 10;169(15):1351-2.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Clinical handover: critical communications

a special supplement from The Medical Journal of Australia on Clinical handover
Med J Aus 2009; 190 (11 Suppl): S105-S160.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Contribution of Longitudinal Comorbidity Measurements to Survival Analysis

Wang, C Y.; Baldwin, Laura-Mae; Saver, Barry G.; Dobie, Sharon A.; Green, Pamela K.; Cai, Yong; Klabunde, Carrie N.
Medical Care. 47(7):813-821, July 2009.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Developing quality indicators for elderly surgical patients.

McGory ML, Kao KK, Shekelle PG, Rubenstein LZ, Leonardi MJ, Parikh JA, Fink A, Ko CY.
Ann Surg. 2009 Aug;250(2):338-47.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Relationship Between Discharge Practices and Intensive Care Unit In-Hospital Mortality Performance: Evidence of a Discharge Bias

Vasilevskis, Eduard E.; Kuzniewicz, Michael W.; Dean, Mitzi L.; Clay, Ted; Vittinghoff, Eric; Rennie, Deborah J.; Dudley, R Adams
Medical Care. 47(7):803-812, July 2009.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Structure of Critical Care Transfer Networks

Iwashyna, Theodore J.; Christie, Jason D.; Moody, James; Kahn, Jeremy M.; Asch, David A.
Medical Care. 47(7):787-793, July 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Medication Errors.

Brit J Clin Pharmacol. 2009;67:589-695.
special issue on medication errors

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Effects of Pay for Performance on the Quality of Primary Care in England

Campbell, Stephen M., Reeves, David, Kontopantelis, Evangelos, Sibbald, Bonnie, Roland, Martin
N Engl J Med 2009 361: 368-378
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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Shifting Mission of Health Care Delivery Organizations

Bohmer, Richard M.J., Lee, Thomas H.
N Engl J Med 2009 361: 551-553
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