Care Process Algorithms Improve Continuation of Beta Blockers During Perioperative Period
Clinicians follow algorithms that lay out a standardized process for ensuring that surgical inpatients and outpatients receive beta blockers as appropriate, leading to near universal compliance with recommended therapy.
Insurer Provides Financial Incentives, Infrastructure, and Other Support To Stimulate Provider Participation in Quality Improvement Collaborations
A large insurer offers financial incentives and other support to provider-led quality improvement collaborations, leading to high levels of provider participation, higher quality, lower costs, and a positive return on investment.
Surgical Hospitalist Model Enhances Access to Surgical Consultations, Increases Physician Perceptions of Quality at Academic Medical Center
The surgical hospitalist model improves care and revenues for hospital-based emergency surgical care.
Use of Lean Performance Improvement Processes Significantly Improves On-Time Surgical Starts in the Inpatient Setting
Dupont Hospital introduced the principles of the Lean production model to its surgery department, leading to more than a doubling of the percentage of on-time surgery starts, from 27 to 66 percent.
Alerts, Standing Orders, and Care Pathways Boost Quality of Care for Pneumonia, Heart Attack, and Heart Failure
Reid Hospital created a computer-based system of alerts, standing orders, and care pathways to eliminate gaps in the care of patients with pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction, and heart failure, and to address surgical complication and infection prevention, leading to significant improvements in quality of care.
Epilepsy Education Program for Residents, Medical Students, and Faculty
This education program is designed for use by medical students and faculty as either a resource on epilepsy or a stand-alone learning tool.
Ensuring Correct Surgery
This pamphlet will help patients understand what will happen before they undergo surgery.
Screening for Obesity in Adults, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for obesity in adults.
30 Safe Practices for Better Health Care. Fact Sheet
The National Quality Forum has identified 30 safe practices that, evidence shows, can work to reduce or prevent adverse events and medication errors. These practices can be universally adopted by all health care settings to reduce the risk of harm to patients.
Problems and Prevention: Chest Tube Insertion
This 11-minute DVD uses video excerpts from 50 actual chest tube insertion procedures to illustrate problems that may occur.