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International Journal for Quality in Health Care

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651345/prioritizing-quality-measure-concepts-at-the-interface-of-behavioral-and-physical-healthcare
#1
Harold Alan Pincus, Mingjie Li, Deborah M Scharf, Brigitta Spaeth-Rublee, Matthew L Goldman, Parashar P Ramanuj, Erin K Ferenchick
Objective: Integrated healthcare models can increase access to care, improve healthcare quality, and reduce cost for individuals with behavioral and general medical healthcare needs, yet there are few instruments for measuring the quality of integrated care. In this study, we identified and prioritized concepts that can represent the quality of integrated behavioral health and general medical care. Design: We conducted a literature review to identify candidate measure concepts...
June 23, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651340/linking-quality-indicators-to-clinical-trials-an-automated-approach
#2
Enrico Coiera, Miew Keen Choong, Guy Tsafnat, Peter Hibbert, William B Runciman
Objective: Quality improvement of health care requires robust measurable indicators to track performance. However identifying which indicators are supported by strong clinical evidence, typically from clinical trials, is often laborious. This study tests a novel method for automatically linking indicators to clinical trial registrations. Design: A set of 522 quality of care indicators for 22 common conditions drawn from the CareTrack study were automatically mapped to outcome measures reported in 13 971 trials from ClinicalTrials...
June 23, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637191/value-added-strategy-models-to-provide-quality-services-in-senior-health-business
#3
Ya-Ting Yang, Neng-Pai Lin, Shyi Su, Ya-Mei Chen, Yao-Mao Chang, Yujiro Handa, Hafsah Arshed Ali Khan, Yi-Hsin Elsa Hsu
Objective: The rapid population aging is now a global issue. The increase in the elderly population will impact the health care industry and health enterprises; various senior needs will promote the growth of the senior health industry. Most senior health studies are focused on the demand side and scarcely on supply. Our study selected quality enterprises focused on aging health and analyzed different strategies to provide excellent quality services to senior health enterprises. Design: We selected 33 quality senior health enterprises in Taiwan and investigated their excellent quality services strategies by face-to-face semi-structured in-depth interviews with CEO and managers of each enterprise in 2013...
June 20, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633453/a-multifaceted-quality-improvement-strategy-reduces-the-risk-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection
#4
Cecelia N Theobald, Matthew J Resnick, Thomas Spain, Robert S Dittus, Christianne L Roumie
Objective: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are common and preventable hospital-acquired infections, yet their rate continues to rise nationwide. We describe the implementation of a multifaceted program to reduce catheter use and CAUTI rates while simultaneously addressing barriers to long-term success. Design/Setting/Participants: Pre-post study of medical inpatient veterans between December 2012 and February 2015. Intervention: Five component intervention: (i) a bedside catheter reminder; (ii) multidisciplinary educational campaign; (iii) structured catheter order set with clinical decision support; (iv) automated catheter discontinuation orders; and (v) protocol for post-catheter removal care...
June 17, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586442/the-relationship-between-shared-decision-making-and-health-related-quality-of-life%C3%A2-among-patients-in-hong-kong-sar-china
#5
Richard H Xu, Annie W L Cheung, Eliza L Y Wong
Objective: To elucidate the association between health-related quality of life and shared decision-making among patients in Hong Kong after adjustment for potential confounding variables. Design: A telephone survey was conducted with patients attending all public specialist outpatient clinics in Hong Kong between July and December 2014. The Specialist Outpatient Patient Experience Questionnaire and EQ-5D questionnaire were used to evaluate shared decision-making and quality of life, respectively...
June 6, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586441/the-development-and-testing-of-the-person-centred-practice-inventory-staff-pcpi-s
#6
Paul Slater, Tanya McCance, Brendan McCormack
Objective: The aim of the study was to develop and test an instrument, underpinned by a recognized theoretical framework, that examines how staff perceive person-centred practice, using proven methods of instrument design and psychometric analysis. Design: The study used a mixed method multiphase research design involving: two Delphi studies to agree definitions and items to measure the constructs aligned to the person-centred practice theoretical framework (Phase 1); and a large-scale quantitative cross-sectional survey (Phase 2)...
June 6, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586419/evaluating-quality-improvement-methods-and-economics-of-preventable-adverse-events-in-the-healthcare-from-africa-to-europe
#7
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June 6, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586414/adverse-events-related-to-hospital-care-a-retrospective-medical-records-review-in-a-swiss-hospital
#8
Patricia Halfon, Anthony Staines, Bernard Burnand
Objective: Retrospective records reviews carried out in several countries have shown substantial rates of adverse events (AE) among hospitalized patients, preventable in half the cases. As no such data have been recorded in Switzerland, we estimated the incidence of AE in one acute care hospital as a basis for a safety improvement program. Design: A two steps retrospective records review (screening criteria and full review of positively screened records). Setting: A medium size community hospital...
June 6, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541515/recalmin-the-association-between-management-of-spanish-national-health-service-internal-medical-units-and-health-outcomes
#9
Antonio Zapatero-Gaviria, Francisco Javier Elola-Somoza, Emilio Casariego-Vales, Cristina Fernandez-Perez, Ricardo Gomez-Huelgas, José Luis Bernal, Raquel Barba-Martín
Objective: To investigate the association between management of Internal Medical Units (IMUs) with outcomes (mortality and length of stay) within the Spanish National Health Service. Design: Data on management were obtained from a descriptive transversal study performed among IMUs of the acute hospitals. Outcome indicators were taken from an administrative database of all hospital discharges from the IMUs. Setting: Spanish National Health Service...
May 24, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541479/determinants-of-patient-loyalty-to-healthcare-providers-an-integrative-review
#10
Wei-Jiao Zhou, Qiao-Qin Wan, Cong-Ying Liu, Xiao-Lin Feng, Shao-Mei Shang
Purpose: Patient loyalty is key to business success for healthcare providers and also for patient health outcomes. This study aims to identify determinants influencing patient loyalty to healthcare providers and propose an integrative conceptual model of the influencing factors. Data sources: PubMed, CINAHL, OVID, ProQuest and Elsevier Science Direct databases were searched. Study selection: Publications about determinants of patient loyalty to health providers were screened, and 13 articles were included...
May 24, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541430/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-prototype-consumer-reporting-system-for-patient-safety-events
#11
Saul N Weingart, Joel S Weissman, Karen P Zimmer, Robert C Giannini, Denise D Quigley, Lauren E Hunter, M Susan Ridgely, Eric C Schneider
Objective: No methodologically robust system exists for capturing consumer-generated patient safety reports. To address this challenge, we developed and pilot-tested a prototype consumer reporting system for patient safety, the Health Care Safety Hotline. Design: Mixed methods evaluation. Setting: The Hotline was implemented in two US healthcare systems from 1 February 2014 through 30 June 2015. Participants: Patients, family members and caregivers associated with two US healthcare systems...
May 24, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531328/factors-associated-with-compliance-to-aha-acc-performance-measures-in-a-myocardial-infarction-system-of-care-in-brazil
#12
Maria Letícia L Lana, Andrea Z Beaton, Luisa C C Brant, Isadora C R S Bozzi, Osias de Magalhães, Luiz Ricardo de A Castro, Francisco César T da Silva Júnior, José Luiz P da Silva, Antonio Luiz P Ribeiro, Bruno R Nascimento
Objective: To evaluate compliance with American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) performance measures for adults with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and to investigate the factors associated with compliance, in an AMI System of Care in Brazil. Design: Observational longitudinal study. Setting: A high-complexity University Hospital, part of the AMI System of Care implemented in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2010. Participants: Of note, 1129 patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) admitted to a single center over 36 months (between 2011 and 2014)...
May 20, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531317/a-diabetes-pay-for-performance-program-and-the-competing-causes-of-death-among-cancer-survivors-with-type-2-diabetes-in-taiwan
#13
Hui-Min Hsieh, Herng-Chia Chiu, Yi-Ting Lin, Shyi-Jang Shin
Objective: To examine associations between a diabetes pay-for-performance (P4P) program in Taiwan and all-cause of mortality and competing causes of death in cancer survivors with type 2 diabetes. Design: A longitudinal observational intervention and comparison group study design. Setting and participants: Cancer survivors with type 2 diabetes who enrolled in the P4P program compared with survivors who did not participate (non-P4P) under the Taiwan National Health Insurance program...
May 20, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498929/multi-stakeholder-perspectives-in-defining-health-services-quality-in-cataract-care
#14
Aline C Stolk-Vos, Joris J van de Klundert, Niels Maijers, Bart L M Zijlmans, Jan J V Busschbach
Objective: To develop a method to define a multi-stakeholder perspective on health-service quality that enables the expression of differences in systematically identified stakeholders' perspectives, and to pilot the approach for cataract care. Design: Mixed-method study between 2014 and 2015. Setting: Cataract care in the Netherlands. Participants: Stakeholder representatives. Intervention(s): We first identified and classified stakeholders using stakeholder theory...
May 11, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486632/a-quality-improvement-project-using-statistical-process-control-methods-for-type-2-diabetes-control-in-a-resource-limited-setting
#15
David Flood, Kate Douglas, Vera Goldberg, Boris Martinez, Pablo Garcia, MaryCatherine Arbour, Peter Rohloff
Quality issue: Quality improvement (QI) is a key strategy for improving diabetes care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study reports on a diabetes QI project in rural Guatemala whose primary aim was to improve glycemic control of a panel of adult diabetes patients. Initial assessment: Formative research suggested multiple areas for programmatic improvement in ambulatory diabetes care. Choice of solution: This project utilized the Model for Improvement and Agile Global Health, our organization's complementary healthcare implementation framework...
May 9, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486625/process-value-of-care-safety-women-s-willingness-to-pay-for-perinatal-services
#16
Hisataka Anezaki, Hideki Hashimoto
Objective: To evaluate the process value of care safety from the patient's view in perinatal services. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Settings: Fifty two sites of mandated public neonatal health checkup in 6 urban cities in West Japan. Participants: Mothers who attended neonatal health checkups for their babies in 2011 (n = 1316, response rate = 27.4%). Main Outcome Measure: Willingness to pay (WTP) for physician-attended care compared with midwife care as the process-related value of care safety...
May 9, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486581/impact-of-financial-incentives-for-inter-provider-care-coordination-on-health-care-resource-utilization-among-elderly-acute-stroke-patients
#17
Takumi Nishi, Toshiki Maeda, Akira Babazono
Objective: To examine the impact of inter-provider care coordination on health-care resource utilization among elderly acute stroke patients. Design: A retrospective cohort study using health-care insurance claims data. Setting: Claims data of the Fukuoka Prefecture Wide-Area Association of Latter-Stage Elderly Healthcare. Participants: About, 6409 patients aged 75 years or older admitted for acute stroke and moved to rehabilitation wards from 1 April 2010 to 30 September 2015...
May 9, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482059/predictors-of-the-effectiveness-of-accreditation-on-hospital-performance-a-nationwide-stepped-wedge-study
#18
Søren Bie Bogh, Anne Mette Falstie-Jensen, Erik Hollnagel, René Holst, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Ditte Caroline Raben, Søren Paaske Johnsen
HASH(0x455c048) Objective: To identify predictors of the effectiveness of hospital accreditation on process performance measures. Design: A multi-level, longitudinal, stepped-wedge, nationwide study. Participants: All patients admitted for acute stroke, heart failure, ulcers, diabetes, breast cancer and lung cancer at Danish hospitals. Intervention: The Danish Healthcare Quality Programme that was designed to create a framework for continuous quality improvement...
May 8, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482011/narrative-feedback-from-or-personnel-about-the-safety-of-their-surgical-practice-before-and-after-a-surgical-safety-checklist-intervention
#19
Shehnaz Alidina, Hye-Chun Hur, William R Berry, George Molina, Guy Guenthner, Anna M Modest, Sara J Singer
Objective: To examine narrative feedback to understand surgical team perceptions about surgical safety checklists (SSCs) and their impact on the safety of surgical practice. Design: We reviewed free-text comments from surveys administered before and after SSC implementation between 2011 and 2013. We categorized feedback thematically and as positive, negative or neutral. Setting: South Carolina hospitals participating in a statewide collaborative on checklist implementation...
May 8, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486681/healthcare-improvements-from-the-unit-to-system-levels-contributions-to-improving-the-safety-and-quality-evidence-base
#20
David Greenfield, Usman Iqbal, Yu-Chuan Jack Li
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June 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
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