Implementing Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care

ISBN-10: 0763795364

ISBN-13: 9780763795368

Edition: 2012

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Description: This collection of 18 case studies covers a broad range of subjects related to health care quality improvement efforts. Ideal as complement to the new Fourth Edition of Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care, these case studies explore themes such as CQI in Ghana Malaria Control, CQI to reduce central line infections in pediatric hospital, a mothera (TM)s advocacy group against medical errors, WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives Campaign, The Malcolm Baldrige Award Process in Health Care, Comparison of NICE and similar agencies for comparative effectiveness research, and much more.

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List price: $135.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 4/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 394
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Preface
Contributing Authors
About the Authors
Frequently Used Acronyms
Continuous Quality Improvement Using Plan, Do, Study/Check, Act (PDSA/PDCA) and Quality-Improvement Tools
West Florida Regional Medical Center
Introduction
The HCA CQI Process
Four Examples of Teams
Looking Ahead
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Holtz Children's Hospital: Reducing Central Line Infections
Introduction
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Acknowledgments
Clemson's Nursing Home: Working with the State Quality Improvement Organization's Restraint Reduction Initiative
Introduction
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
CQI for Malaria Control in Ghana
Introduction
Background
Concern about Malaria
An Early Experiment with CQI in Ghana
Describing, Assessing, and Comparing Management Systems
Results
Design, Implementation, and Management of Processes for Malaria Control
Limitations of the Study
Is CQI a Viable Approach in Malaria Control?
Conclusions and Recommendations of the Initial Study
CQI Elsewhere in Ghana
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Acknowledgments
Organizing for Continuous Quality Improvement
The Intermountain Way to Positively Impact Costs and Quality
Introduction
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Acknowledgments
Planning a Transition
Introduction
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Dawn Valley Hospital: Selecting Quality Measures for the Hospital Board
Introduction
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Dr. Charles Bethe, DO, Network Medical Director
Introduction
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Educational and Social-Marketing Applications in Continuous Quality Improvement
Forthright Medical Center: Social Marketing and the Surgical Checklist
Introduction
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Prince Court Medical Centre: A Private Malaysian Healthcare Institution Prepares for a Pandemic of Influenza A (H1N1)
Introduction
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Financial Analysis and Quality Management in Patriot County, Ohio
Introduction
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Quality in Pediatric Subspecialty Care
Introduction
Background
Components
Organizational Structure
An Incremental Approach
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Assessment, Incentives, and Regulation
The Folic Acid Fortification Decision Bounces Around the WorldvCurtis P. McLaughlin
Introduction
Technical Background
Alternatives
Support Builds
Public Recommendation Changes
Cost-Benefit Analysis
The Results Come In
The Results Come In
The New U.S. Economic Study
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Continuing Improvement for the National Health Service Quality and Outcomes Framework
Introduction
The Indicators
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Program
Introduction
Background
Why Accreditation in North Carolina?
Program Structure and Design
Accreditation Program Status
Link between Quality Improvement and Accreditation
National Voluntary Accreditation
Program Sustainability
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
The Lewis Blackman Hospital Patient Safety Act: It's Hard to Kill a Healthy 15-Year-Old
Introduction
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Elk Hills Community Medical Center: Revisiting the Baldrige Award
Introduction
Baldrige Revisited
Successful Applications
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Process Improvement Research
Stents vs. Bypass: Expanding the Evidence Base
Introduction
Holding Off on Stents
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Cal Mason, COO, Metro Children's Hospital: Planned Experimentation in CQI
Introduction
The Improvement Project
Designing the Study
Conducting the Factorial Experiment
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Acknowledgments
The Houston Medical Center Bed Tower: Quality and the Built Environment
Introduction
The Role of the Built Environment in Quality and Safety
The Effect of Design on the Care Process
Potential Solutions through Design
Case Analysis
Assignment Questions
Class Exercise
Acknowledgments
References
Index
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