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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777451/telemedicine-based-system-for-quality-management-and-peer-review-in-radiology
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Sergey Morozov, Ekaterina Guseva, Natalya Ledikhova, Anton Vladzymyrskyy, Dmitry Safronov
OBJECTIVES: Quality assurance is the key component of modern radiology. A telemedicine-based quality assurance system helps to overcome the "scoring" approach and makes the quality control more accessible and objective. METHODS: A concept for quality assurance in radiology is developed. Its realization is a set of strategies, actions, and tools. The latter is based on telemedicine-based peer review of 23,199 computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images...
May 18, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774712/-diagnostic-imaging-procedures-and-prescribing-appropriateness-are-administrative-data-a-proper-instrument-an-experience-from-piedmont-region-northern-italy
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Eva Pagano, Laura Crosetto, Andrea Evangelista, Chiara Monagheddu, Ottavio Davini, Giulio Fornero, Ida Raciti, Guido Giustetto, Giovannino Ciccone
OBJECTIVES: to assess at population level if healthcare administrative data can be suitable to identify variability and determinants of the prescribing rates for some diagnostic imaging procedures at high-risk of inappropriateness. DESIGN: population-based observational study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Piedmont Region (Northern Italy) adult population (>20 years) in year 2013. The subjects included were 3,566,147, referring to 3,016 general practitioners (GPs), in 12 Local Health Authorities (LHAs)...
March 2018: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766622/evaluating-the-implementation-of-confusion-assessment-method-intensive-care-unit-using-a-quality-improvement-approach
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C Stewart, S Bench
Quality improvement (QI) is a way through which health care delivery can be made safer and more effective. Various models of quality improvement methods exist in health care today. These models can help guide and manage the process of introducing changes into clinical practice. The aim of this project was to implement the use of a delirium assessment tool into three adult critical care units within the same hospital using a QI approach. The objective was to improve the identification and management of delirium...
May 15, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751806/pain-medicine-content-teaching-and-assessment-in-medical-school-curricula-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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Elspeth Erica Shipton, Frank Bate, Raymond Garrick, Carole Steketee, Eric John Visser
BACKGROUND: The objective of pain medicine education is to provide medical students with opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and professional attitudes that will lead to their becoming safe, capable, and compassionate medical practitioners who are able to meet the healthcare needs of persons in pain. This study was undertaken to identify and describe the delivery of pain medicine education at medical schools in Australia and New Zealand. METHOD: All 23 medical schools in Australia and New Zealand in 2016 were included in this study...
May 11, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743225/ambulatory-antibiotic-stewardship-through-a-human-factors-engineering-approach-a-systematic-review
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Sara C Keller, Pranita D Tamma, Sara E Cosgrove, Melissa A Miller, Heather Sateia, Julie Szymczak, Ayse P Gurses, Jeffrey A Linder
INTRODUCTION: In the United States, most antibiotics are prescribed in ambulatory settings. Human factors engineering, which explores interactions between people and the place where they work, has successfully improved quality of care. However, human factors engineering models have not been explored to frame what is known about ambulatory antibiotic stewardship (AS) interventions and barriers and facilitators to their implementation. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and searched OVID MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science, and CINAHL to identify controlled interventions and qualitative studies of ambulatory AS and determine whether and how they incorporated principles from a human factors engineering model, the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety 2...
May 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734985/clinical-reproducibility-of-the-epworth-sleepiness-scale-for-patients-with-suspected-sleep-apnea
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Angela J Campbell, Alister M Neill, Daniel A R Scott
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To determine the reproducibility of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) score in a clinical population referred for diagnostic testing with suspected obstructive sleep apnea. METHODS: A retrospective audit of patients referred for a diagnostic sleep study with suspected sleep apnea was undertaken. Data collection was two 3-month time periods from January to March in 2012 and 2014. To evaluate reproducibility, the ESS score at primary care referral was compared to the ESS score at first specialist assessment/sleep assessment...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729949/prevention-of-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis-clinical-audit-to-evaluate-the-implementation-of-national-osteoporosis-guideline-group-2017-guidelines-in-a-primary-care-setting
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Matthew Carter
Treatment with glucocorticoids is the leading cause of drug-induced osteoporosis. National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) 2017 guidelines advise a case-finding strategy for patients at risk. The aims of the audit were to evaluate the implementation of the NOGG 2017 guidelines for patients receiving long-term glucocorticoid therapy in a suburban general practice, to instigate changes to ensure 90% of patients are investigated and treated appropriately, and to evaluate impact at a 6-mo re-audit. Reporting Analysis and Intelligence Delivering Results (RAIDR) is a health-care intelligence tool accessing primary care clinical data...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729501/the-impact-of-nurse-and-care-staff-education-on-the-functional-ability-and-quality-of-life-of-people-living-with-dementia-in-aged-care-a-systematic-review
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Michael Bauer, Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Emily Haesler, Elizabeth Beattie, Keith D Hill, Christopher J Poulos
OBJECTIVES: Educational initiatives can improve care delivery and the experience of living in residential aged care for people with dementia. This review aimed to determine the impact of nurse and care staff education on measures of functional ability and quality of life for older people with dementia living in care homes. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: Search of on-line databases in English between January 2000 and January 2017...
April 23, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717525/a-single-center-audit-of-the-indications-and-clinical-impact-of-prolonged-ambulatory-small-intestinal-manometry
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D Ang, J Pannemans, T Vanuytsel, J Tack
BACKGROUND: Small bowel manometry is a diagnostic test available only in a few specialized referral centers. Its exact place in the management of refractory symptoms is controversial. METHODS: The records of all patients who underwent 24-hour ambulatory duodenojejunal manometry over a 6-year period were retrospectively reviewed. We studied the clinical indications for small bowel manometry, and reviewed the impact of manometric findings on the clinical outcome. One hundred and forty-six studies were performed in 137 patients (46M, 91F) with a mean age of 44...
May 1, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715223/quality-of-care-in-hip-fracture-patients-the-relationship-between-adherence-to-national-standards-and-improved-outcomes
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Luke Farrow, Andrew Hall, Adrian D Wood, Rik Smith, Kate James, Graeme Holt, James Hutchison, Phyo K Myint
BACKGROUND: Optimizing the perioperative care of patients with a hip fracture is a key health-care priority. We aimed to determine whether adherence to the Scottish Standards of Care for Hip Fracture Patients (SSCHFP) was associated with improved patient outcomes. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data from the Scottish National Hip Fracture Audit, we assessed adherence to the SSCHFP in 21 Scottish hospitals over a 9-month period in 2014 and examined the effect of the guidelines on 30 and 120-day mortality, length of hospital stay, and discharge destination...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699559/-screening-audit-as-a-quality-assurance-tool-in-good-clinical-practice-compliant-research-environments
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Sinyoung Park, Chung Mo Nam, Sejung Park, Yang Hee Noh, Cho Rong Ahn, Wan Sun Yu, Bo Kyung Kim, Seung Min Kim, Jin Seok Kim, Sun Young Rha
BACKGROUND: With the growing amount of clinical research, regulations and research ethics are becoming more stringent. This trend introduces a need for quality assurance measures for ensuring adherence to research ethics and human research protection beyond Institutional Review Board approval. Audits, one of the most effective tools for assessing quality assurance, are measures used to evaluate Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and protocol compliance in clinical research. However, they are laborious, time consuming, and require expertise...
April 25, 2018: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694456/a-matter-of-urgency-reducing-clinical-text-message-interruptions-during-educational-sessions
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Arielle Mendel, Anthony Lott, Lisha Lo, Robert Wu
BACKGROUND: Text messaging is increasingly replacing paging as a tool to reach physicians on medical wards. However, this phenomenon has resulted in high volumes of nonurgent messages that can disrupt the learning climate. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to reduce nonurgent educational interruptions to residents on general internal medicine. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS: This was a quality improvement project conducted at an academic hospital network...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691950/adapting-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guidelines-at-university-teaching-hospitals-a-model-for-the-eastern-mediterranean-region
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Yasser S Amer, Hayfaa A Wahabi, Manal M Abou Elkheir, Ghada A Bawazeer, Shaikh M Iqbal, Maher A Titi, Aishah Ekhzaimy, Khalid A Alswat, Rasmieh A Alzeidan, Lubna A Al-Ansary
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are significant tools for evidence-based health care quality improvement. The CPG program at King Saud University was launched as a quality improvement program to fulfil the international accreditation standards. This program was a collaboration between the Research Chair for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation and the Quality Management Department. This study aims to develop a fast-track method for adaptation of evidence-based CPGs and describe results of the program...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689237/dutch-lung-surgery-audit-a-national-audit-comprising-lung-and-thoracic-surgery-patients
#14
Martijn Ten Berge, Naomi Beck, David Jonathan Heineman, Ronald Damhuis, Willem Hans Steup, Pieter Jan van Huijstee, Jan Peter Eerenberg, Eelco Veen, Alexander Maat, Michel Versteegh, Thomas van Brakel, Wilhemina Hendrika Schreurs, Michel Wilhelmus Wouters
BACKGROUND: The nationwide Dutch Lung Surgery Audit (DLSA) started in 2012 to monitor and evaluate the quality of lung surgery in the Netherlands as an improvement tool. This outline describes the establishment, structure and organization of the audit by the Dutch Society of Lung Surgeons (NVvL) and the Dutch Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (NVT), in collaboration with the Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing (DICA). In addition, first four-year results are presented. METHODS: The NVvL and NVT initiated a web-based registration including weekly updated online feedback for participating hospitals...
April 21, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687753/cleaning-up-the-paper-trail-our-clinical-notes-in-open-view
#15
Gerard Lambe, Niall Linnane, Ian Callanan, Marcus W Butler
Purpose Ireland's physicians have a legal and an ethical duty to protect confidential patient information. Most healthcare records in Ireland remain paper based, so the purpose of this paper is to: assess the protection afforded to paper records; log highest risk records; note the variations that occurred during the working week; and observe the varying protection that occurred when staff, students and public members were present. Design/methodology/approach A customised audit tool was created using Sphinx software...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676356/current-practice-in-handling-and-reporting-needle-biopsies-a-hospital-based-survey
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Paritosh Garg, Priya Pathak, Rachna Goyal, Vinod K Arora, Navjeevan Singh
Context: Core-needle biopsy (CNB) is a minimally invasive screening and diagnostic tool which provides intact tissue fragments for histopathological examination. Aims: This study was conducted to review the current practices of handling and reporting CNBs performed for core-needle biopsies from four organ systems which are frequently encountered in our institution. These include breast, prostate, soft tissues, and lymph nodes. Settings and Design: This was a retrospective study conducted at a tertiary care hospital...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673885/optimizing-the-impact-of-alcohol-and-drug-screening-and-early-intervention-in-a-high-risk-population-receiving-services-in-new-york-city-sexual-health-clinics-a-process-and-outcome-evaluation-of-project-renew
#17
B R Harris, J Yu, M Wolff, M Rogers, S Blank
Unhealthy substance use is associated with increased rates of STDs, including HIV. Within three high-risk New York City (NYC) sexual health clinics between 2008 and 2012 (n = 146,657), 17% of patients screened positive for a current SUD but only 5.3% ever received prior treatment. The goal of Project Renew was to expand the reach of substance use early intervention services within and across sexual health clinics citywide and decrease substance use, poor mental health, and risky sexual behavior. To accomplish this goal, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), an evidence-based substance use early intervention model, was implemented in all eight NYC sexual health clinics February 2012-January 2015...
April 16, 2018: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668495/developing-and-implementing-a-quality-assurance-strategy-for-electroconvulsive-therapy
#18
Jessa Hollingsworth, Beverly Baliko, Selina McKinney, Peter Rosenquist
BACKGROUND: The literature provides scant guidance in effective quality assurance strategies concerning the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for the treatment of psychiatric conditions. Numerous guidelines are published that provide guidance in the delivery of care; however, little has been done to determine how a program or facility might ensure compliance to best practice for safety, tolerability, and efficacy in performing ECT. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project was to create a quality assurance strategy specific to ECT...
April 17, 2018: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661247/informing-implementation-of-quality-improvement-in-australian-primary-care
#19
Charlotte Hespe, Lucie Rychetnik, David Peiris, Mark Harris
BACKGROUND: Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives in primary care are effective at improving uptake of evidence based guidelines, but are difficult to implement and sustain. In Australia meso-level health organisations such as Primary health care Organisations (PHCO) offer new opportunities to implement area-wide QI programs. This study sought to identify enablers and barriers to implementation of an existing Australian QI program and to identify strategic directions that PHCOs can use in the ongoing development of QI in this environment...
April 16, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650196/clinical-care-pathway-strenghens-interprofessional-collaboration-and-quality-of-health-service-a-literature-review
#20
Mira Asmirajanti, Achir Yani Syuhaimie Hamid, Tutik Sri Hariyati
OBJECTIVE: To review the effectiveness of a clinical care pathway on interprofessional collaboration and quality of health service. METHOD: A review was performed of literature published from 2000 to 2015, with the following keywords: clinical pathway, care pathway, and interprofessional collaboration. RESULTS: Evidence depicted the positive results of nursing care for clients, health care professionals and facilities. The research results were implemented at different facilities using several research designs, from descriptive to experimental...
February 2018: Enfermería Clínica
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