Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Relationship of Primary Care Physicians' Patient Caseload With Measurement of Quality and Cost Performance

David J. Nyweide; William B. Weeks; Daniel J. Gottlieb; Lawrence P. Casalino; Elliott S. Fisher
JAMA. 2009;302(22):2444-2450.
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Editorial

Measuring Physicians' Quality and Performance: Adrift on Lake Wobegon
Donald M. Berwick
JAMA. 2009;302(22):2485-2486.
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Monday, December 07, 2009

Pressure Ulcer Reduction Toolkit

www.innovations.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?id=2651

TMF Health Quality Institute developed this toolkit to help nursing home staff better prevent, treat, and heal pressure ulcers.

Some of the topics included in the toolkit are:

  • Facility-acquired pressure ulcer investigation tool
  • Protein-energy malnutrition definition
  • Team progress assessment
  • Facility-acquired pressure ulcer-free days calendar tool
  • Facility-level assessment
  • Resident-level assessment
  • Quality improvement workbook
  • Facility assessment checklist
  • Organizational commitment
  • Risk assessment
  • Development of a plan of care

Friday, December 04, 2009

Clean, Safe Care: Reducing Infections and Saving Lives Strategy

www.clean-safe-care.nhs.uk

The purpose of the site from the UK Department of Health is to provide a hub for information, Tools and News about reducing healthcare associated infections (HCAI) and providing safe, clean, reliable healthcare.


Thursday, December 03, 2009

"To Err Is Human" Report Retrospective and the Decade Ahead.

2009 NPSF Congress: Lucian Leape Institute Plenary.
Boston, MA: National Patient Safety Foundation; May 21, 2009.

Patient safety at ten: unmistakable progress, troubling gaps.

Wachter RM.
Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Dec 1

The Challenges to Transparency in Reporting Medical Errors

Paterick, Zachary R.; Paterick, Barbara B.; Waterhouse, Blake E.; Paterick, Timothy E.
Journal of Patient Safety. 5(4):205-209, December 2009.

Editorial

Where We Are a Decade After To Err is Human
Clancy, Carolyn M.
Journal of Patient Safety. 5(4):199-200, December 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Chasing Zero: Can Reality Meet the Rhetoric?

Denham, Charles R.; Angood, Peter; Berwick, Don; Binder, Leah; Clancy, Carolyn M.; Corrigan, Janet M.; Hunt, David
Journal of Patient Safety. 5(4):216-222, December 2009.

The Chasing Zero Department: Making Idealized Design a Reality

Denham, Charles R.; Angood, Peter; Berwick, Don; Binder, Leah; Clancy, Carolyn M.; Corrigan, Janet M.; Hunt, David
Journal of Patient Safety. 5(4):210-215, December 2009.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Development of a validation algorithm for 'present on admission' flagging.

Jackson TJ, Michel JL, Roberts R, Shepheard J, Cheng D, Rust J, Perry C.
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2009 Dec 1;9(1):48.