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This study compares quality of care measures for hospitals with fully implemented computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems with hospitals that have not fully implemented such a system. Using a cross-sectional design, this study linked hospital quality data from the Centers for Medicare...
Efforts to improve the quality of ambulatory care have received tremendous attention as bold new initiatives aimed at influencing the environment of care through financial incentives, public transparency, and information technology rapidly spread. Academic medical centers, which represent a long...
The slow progress in health care quality improvement and patient safety in America can be attributed, in part, to the challenge of physician engagement. As multidisciplinary patient-centered care becomes the standard, it is essential to integrate physicians into this process. To this end, the...
A “medical home” provides accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective care. This study implemented and evaluated the pilot phase of a pediatric practice-directed medical home quality improvement (QI) project focused on improving...
Glycemic control is an important quality indicator in the management of intensive care unit patients. Tight glycemic control and/or insulin infusion protocols may reduce complications and improve outcomes in certain intensive care unit patients. Unfortunately, a consistent method of describing...
The objective of this study was to analyze the variables related to inappropriate admissions and hospital stays and their financial repercussions. This was a descriptive retrospective study in which the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP) was applied to a representative sample of 725...
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