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Our study objective was to assess economic and clin ical outcomes of use of a point-of-care (POC) blood analy sis device for postoperative coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients. A decision analytic model was devel oped for patients with high expected use of blood analy sis, high potential...
This study uses a new paradigm to calculate the min imum and the optimum number of involuntary psychi atric beds at a state hospital in Maine with 5538 admissions over a 7-year period. The method measures quality of care (Q) based upon the accuracy of predic tion of length-of-stay for the...
An episodes of care methodology examines the con tiguous cluster of services related to a particular health condition. We developed an episodes methodology for evaluating the quality of health care delivery to privately insured adult asthma patients. Computer algorithms were used for episode...
Little is known about the clinical characteristics of hospital patients who do not meet standard utilization review criteria for acute care settings. This study ex amined whether patients with either inappropriate hos pital admissions or days of care were less severely ill on a number of...
This report presents a summary and analysis of the continuous quality improvement and organizational change and redesign initiatives undertaken by the unit and service boards organized under the auspices of the HORIZONS Project. Board initiatives were identified and summarized by staff through...
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