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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457469/development-of-an-operational-manual-for-a-consultation-liaison-psychiatry-service
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Anne Pf Wand, Swapnil Sharma, Lindsay J Carpenter, Mike Gatsi
OBJECTIVES: Consultation-liaison psychiatry (CLP) services sit between mental health and the general hospital, and risk being poorly understood by both systems. The aim of this study was to develop an operational manual for a CLP service, which defined functions and governance. METHODS: The CLP literature was reviewed with a focus on descriptions of CLP roles, organisational processes, quality measures and service development. The CLP team held service planning meetings and met with members of the mental health and hospital executives...
February 1, 2018: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457357/improving-outpatient-advance-care-planning-for-adults-with-congenital-or-pediatric-heart-disease-followed-in-a-pediatric-heart-failure-and-transplant-clinic
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Lindsay A Edwards, Christine Bui, Antonio G Cabrera, Jill Ann Jarrell
OBJECTIVE: To improve outpatient advanced care planning (ACP) for adults with congenital/pediatric heart disease followed in a pediatric heart failure (HF) and transplant clinic through quality improvement (QI) methodology. DESIGN: A one-year QI project was completed. We conducted quarterly chart reviews and incorporated feedback from the providers to direct subsequent interventions. PATIENTS AND SETTING: Patients ≥18 years of age seen in the HF and Transplant Clinic for follow-up visit were included in analysis...
February 18, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456915/short-term-complications-of-anterior-fixation-of-odontoid-fractures
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Holt S Cutler, Javier Z Guzman, Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Jun S Kim, John I Shin, Dante M Leven, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective study. Objective: Anterior fixation of odontoid fracture has been associated with high morbidity and mortality in small, single institution series. Identifying risk factors may improve risk stratification and highlight factors that could be optimized preoperatively. The objective of this study was to determine the 30-day complication rate following anterior fixation of odontoid fractures and to identify associated risk factors among patients in a large national database...
February 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456840/mixed-methods-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-a-short-term-training-program-on-sterile-processing-knowledge-practice-and-attitude-in-three-hospitals-in-benin
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Olive Fast, Christina Fast, Dan Fast, Suzanne Veltjens, Zouliha Salami, Michelle White
Background: Proper sterile processing is fundamental to safe surgical practice and optimal patient outcomes. Sterile processing practices in low and middle-income countries often fall short of recommended standards. The impact of education and training on sterile processing practices in low and middle-income countries is unknown. We designed a sterile processing education course, including mentoring, and aimed to evaluate the impact on participants' personal knowledge, skills, and practices...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456450/survey-on-patient-safety-culture-in-the-republic-of-moldova-a-baseline-study-in-three-healthcare-settings
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Carmen Tereanu, Giuseppe Sampietro, Francesco Sarnataro, Dumitru Siscanu, Rodica Palaria, Victor Savin, Tatiana Cliscovscaia, Valentina Pislaru, Valeriu Oglinda, Larisa Capmare, Mugurel Stefan Ghelase, Tamara Turcanu
Background and aims: The Republic of Moldova is a small ex-soviet country in the Central Eastern European group of states, whose official language is Romanian. In countries with limited resources, quality improvement in healthcare and patient safety are very challenging. This study aims to identify which areas of the patient safety culture (PSC) need prompt intervention. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in three Moldovan healthcare settings, using the Romanian translation of the US Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture HSOPSC...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456173/-failure-mode-and-effects-analysis-to-improve-quality-in-clinical-trials
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M Mañes-Sevilla, M B Marzal-Alfaro, R Romero Jiménez, A Herranz-Alonso, M N Sanchez Fresneda, J Benedi Gonzalez, M Sanjurjo-Sáez
INTRODUCTION: The failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) has been used as a tool in risk management and quality improvement. The objective of this study is to identify the weaknesses in processes in the clinical trials area, of a Pharmacy Department (PD) with great research activity, in order to improve the safety of the usual procedures. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team was created to analyse each of the critical points, identified as possible failure modes, in the development of clinical trial in the PD...
February 15, 2018: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455231/impact-of-a-multicenter-mentored-quality-collaborative-on-hospital-associated-venous-thromboembolism
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Ian Jenkins, Tamra O'Bryan, Janet Holdych, Gregory Maynard
BACKGROUND: Reliable prophylaxis of hospitalassociated venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) is not achieved in many hospitals. Efforts to improve prophylaxis have had uneven results. OBJECTIVE: To reduce HA-VTE with a scalable quality improvement collaborative. DESIGN: A prospective, unblinded, open-intervention study with historical controls. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: All adult inpatients at 35 community hospitals in California, Arizona, and Nevada...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455153/the-recovery-of-estuarine-quality-and-the-perceived-increase-of-cultural-ecosystem-services-by-beach-users-a-case-study-from-northern-spain
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Sarai Pouso, María C Uyarra, Ángel Borja
In Europe, the quality of coastal bathing waters improved considerably in the last decades, mainly due to the more demanding legislation and the adoption of water sanitation plans. In the Nerbioi estuary (North Spain), the Wastewater Treatment Plan implemented between 1990 and 2001 resulted on an abrupt decrease in microbial concentration; thus, complying with bathing waters legislation and allowing recreational activities again in the three beaches of the estuary. However, little is known about how improvements in bathing waters influences the provision of cultural ecosystem services and human well-being...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454135/short-term-outcomes-following-posterior-cervical-fusion-among-octogenarians-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-nsqip-database-analysis
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Caroline E Vonck, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Thomas T Bomberger, Edward C Benzel, Jason W Savage, Iain H Kalfas, Thomas E Mroz, Michael P Steinmetz
BACKGROUND: Context: Degenerative changes in the cervical spine occur in an age-dependent manner. As the U.S. population continues to age, the incidence of age-dependent, multi-level, degenerative cervical pathologies is expected to increase. Similarly, the average age of patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) will likely trend upward. Posterior cervical fusion (PCF) is often the treatment modality of choice in the management of multi-level cervical spine disease. Although outcomes following anterior cervical fusion for degenerative disease have been studied among older patients (aged 80 years and older), it is unknown if these results extend to octogenarian patients undergoing PCF for the surgical management of CSM...
February 14, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454101/venous-thromboembolism-after-inpatient-surgery-in-administrative-data-vs-nsqip-a-multi-institutional-study
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David A Etzioni, Cynthia Lessow, Liliana G Bordeianou, Hiroko Kunitake, Sarah E Deery, Evie Carchman, Christina M Papageorge, George Fuhrman, Rachel L Seiler, James Ogilvie, Elizabeth B Habermann, Yu-Hui H Chang, Samuel R Money
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have documented significant differences between administrative data and registry data in the determination of postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE). The goal of this study is to characterize discordance between administrative and registry data in the determination of postoperative VTE. STUDY DESIGN: This study was performed using data from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP merged with administrative data from 8 different hospitals (5 different medical centers) between 2013 and 2015...
February 14, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453272/building-the-child-safety-collaborative-innovation-and-improvement-network-how-does-it-work-and-what-is-it-achieving
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Jennifer B Leonardo, Rebecca S Spicer, Maria Katradis, Jennifer Allison, Rebekah Thomas
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated whether the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CS CoIIN) framework could be applied in the field of injury and violence prevention to reduce fatalities, hospitalizations and emergency department visits among 0-19 year olds. SAMPLE: Twenty-one states/jurisdictions were accepted into cohort 1 of the CS CoIIN, and 14 were engaged from March 2016 through April 2017. A quality improvement framework was used to test, implement and spread evidence-based change ideas (strategies and programs) in child passenger safety, falls prevention, interpersonal violence prevention, suicide and self-harm prevention and teen driver safety...
February 16, 2018: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453133/mortality-after-emergency-abdominal-operations-in-premature-infants
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Sarah B Cairo, Benjamin D Tabak, Loren Berman, Sara K Berkelhamer, Guan Yu, David H Rothstein
CONTEXT/BACKGROUND: To determine risk of 30-day mortality for premature infants undergoing abdominal operations during the first 2 months of life and to identify risk factors for perioperative mortality using available demographic and clinical variables of interest. BASIC PROCEDURES: Retrospective descriptive analysis of premature infants (gestational age less than or equal to 36weeks) undergoing abdominal operations during the first 2 months of life using the American College of Surgeon's National Surgical Quality Improvement Project Pediatric (NSQIP-P, 2012-2015) database...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452865/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-multiple-brain-metastases-results-of-multicenter-benchmark-planning-studies
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David J Eaton, Jonathan Lee, Ian Paddick
PURPOSE: Stereotactic radiosurgery is indicated for treatment of multiple brain metastases. Various treatment platforms are available, but most comparisons are limited to single-center studies. As part of a national commissioning program, benchmark planning cases were completed by 21 clinical centers, providing a unique dataset of current practice across a large number of providers and equipment platforms. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Two brain metastases cases were provided, with images and structures predrawn, involving 3 and 7 lesions...
December 30, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452864/managing-motion-in-conventionally-fractionated-lung-cancer-radiation-therapy-collaborative-quality-improvement-from-a-statewide-consortium-of-academic-and-community-practices
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Martha M Matuszak, Peter Paximadis, Mark Yudelev, Margaret Grubb, Melissa L Wilson, Correen Fraser, Praveen Dalmia, Ahmad Alkhatib, David E Sieffert, Joe R Haywood, Daniel Tatro, Jan Parker, Omer Ettaher, Inga Grills, Larry Kestin, Eleanor M Walker, Courtney Friedle, Harold Kim, Jeffrey D Radawski, Thomas Boike, Jean M Moran, Lori J Pierce, James A Hayman
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December 8, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452440/operative-time-and-flap-failure-in-unilateral-and-bilateral-free-flap-breast-reconstruction
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Alvin C Kwok, Kyle Edwards, Daniel P Donato, Eric Tatro, Yizhe Xu, Angela P Presson, Jayant P Agarwal
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing trend toward bilateral breast reconstruction. Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database, we sought to understand the association between unilateral and bilateral free flap breast reconstruction and operative time and flap failure. METHODS: We selected a cohort of patients undergoing free flap breast reconstruction using the 2005 to 2010 NSQIP database. Cases were divided into unilateral and bilateral reconstruction...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450524/effect-of-a-quality-improvement-intervention-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-in-india-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-the-acs-quik-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mark D Huffman, Padinhare P Mohanan, Raji Devarajan, Abigail S Baldridge, Dimple Kondal, Lihui Zhao, Mumtaj Ali, Mangalath N Krishnan, Syam Natesan, Rajesh Gopinath, Sunitha Viswanathan, Joseph Stigi, Johny Joseph, Somanathan Chozhakkat, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
Importance: Wide heterogeneity exists in acute myocardial infarction treatment and outcomes in India. Objective: To evaluate the effect of a locally adapted quality improvement tool kit on clinical outcomes and process measures in Kerala, a southern Indian state. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cluster randomized, stepped-wedge clinical trial conducted between November 10, 2014, and November 9, 2016, in 63 hospitals in Kerala, India, with a last date of follow-up of December 31, 2016...
February 13, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449297/delivering-safe-and-effective-test-result-communication-management-and-follow-up-a-mixed-methods-study-protocol
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Maria R Dahm, Andrew Georgiou, Johanna I Westbrook, David Greenfield, Andrea R Horvath, Denis Wakefield, Ling Li, Ken Hillman, Patrick Bolton, Anthony Brown, Graham Jones, Robert Herkes, Robert Lindeman, Michael Legg, Meredith Makeham, Daniel Moses, Dauda Badmus, Craig Campbell, Rae-Anne Hardie, Julie Li, Euan McCaughey, Gorkem Sezgin, Judith Thomas, Nasir Wabe
INTRODUCTION: The failure to follow-up pathology and medical imaging test results poses patient-safety risks which threaten the effectiveness, quality and safety of patient care. The objective of this project is to: (1) improve the effectiveness and safety of test-result management through the establishment of clear governance processes of communication, responsibility and accountability; (2) harness health information technology (IT) to inform and monitor test-result management; (3) enhance the contribution of consumers to the establishment of safe and effective test-result management systems...
February 15, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448818/managing-in-hospital-quality-improvement-an-importance-performance-analysis-to-set-priorities-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-care
#18
Daan Aeyels, Deborah Seys, Peter R Sinnaeve, Marc J Claeys, Sofie Gevaert, Danny Schoors, Walter Sermeus, Massimiliano Panella, Luk Bruyneel, Kris Vanhaecht
BACKGROUND: A focus on specific priorities increases the success rate of quality improvement efforts for broad and complex-care processes. Importance-performance analysis presents a possible approach to set priorities around which to design and implement effective quality improvement initiatives. Persistent variation in hospital performance makes ST-elevation myocardial infarction care relevant to consider for importance-performance analysis. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to identify quality improvement priorities in ST-elevation myocardial infarction care...
February 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447822/are-validated-patient-reported-outcomes-used-on-children-in-pediatric-otolaryngology-a-systematic-review
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Kevin Wong, Jacquelyn Piraquive, Chelsea A Troiano, Anita Sulibhavi, Kenneth M Grundfast, Jessica R Levi
OBJECTIVES: Review the pediatric otolaryngology literature to 1) identify studies in which children completed patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures and 2) appraise the psychometric quality and validity of these PROs as they apply to pediatrics. METHODS: In October 2016, a systematic review was performed by two reviewers on PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE for all otolaryngology-related studies that utilized PROs in children. Inclusion criteria included articles that required children (age<18) to complete PROs...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447405/the-representation-of-vulnerable-populations-in-quality-improvement-studies
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Asaph Rolnitsky, Maksim Kirtsman, Hanna R Goldberg, Michael Dunn, Chaim M Bell
Purpose: A mapping review to quantify representation of vulnerable populations, who suffer from disparity and often inequitable healthcare, in quality improvement (QI) research. Data sources: Studies published in 2004-2014 inclusive from Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases for English language research with the terms 'quality improvement' or 'quality control' or 'QI' and 'plan-do-study-act' or 'PDSA' in the years 2004-2014 inclusively. Study selection: Published clinical research that was a QI-themed, as identified by its declared search terms, MESH terms, abstract or title...
February 13, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
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