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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076003/reducing-functional-mr-imaging-acquisition-times-by-optimizing-workflow
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Wilson B Chwang, Michael Iv, Jason Smith, Aleksandrs Kalnins, Jake Mickelsen, Roland Bammer, Dominik Fleischmann, David B Larson, Max Wintermark, Michael Zeineh
Functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is a complex, specialized examination that is able to noninvasively measure information critical to patient care such as hemispheric language lateralization ( 1 ). Diagnostic functional MR imaging requires extensive patient interaction as well as the coordinated efforts of the entire health care team. We observed in our practice at an academic center that the times to perform functional MR imaging examinations were excessively lengthy, making scheduling of the examination difficult...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075621/key-principles-in-quality-and-safety-in-radiology
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Hani Abujudeh, Rathachai Kaewlai, Khalid Shaqdan, Michael A Bruno
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to introduce the reader to basic concepts of quality and safety in radiology. CONCLUSION: Concepts are introduced that are keys to identifying, understanding, and utilizing certain quality tools with the aim of making process improvements. Challenges, opportunities, and change drivers can be mapped from the radiology quality perspective. Best practices, informatics, and benchmarks can profoundly affect the outcome of the quality improvement initiative we all aim to achieve...
January 11, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053222/improving-exclusive-breastfeeding-in-an-urban-academic-hospital
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Laura P Ward, Susan Williamson, Stephanie Burke, Ruby Crawford-Hemphill, Amy M Thompson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Breastfeeding has many well-established health benefits for infants and mothers. There is greater risk reduction in health outcomes with exclusive breastfeeding (EBF). Our urban academic facility has had long-standing low EBF rates, serving a population with breastfeeding disparities. We sought to improve EBF rates through a Learning Collaborative model by participating in the Best Fed Beginnings project. METHODS: Formal improvement science methods were used, including the development of a key driver diagram and plan-do-study-act cycles...
January 4, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025929/hemophilia-management-via-data-collection-and-reporting-initial-findings-from-the-comprehensive-care-sustainability-collaborative
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Michael D Tarantino, Vanita K Pindolia
BACKGROUND: Despite being a rare disorder, hemophilia represents a significant driver of health care resource utilization and requires expert hematologic and multidisciplinary services to achieve optimal outcomes. Since their inception nearly 40 years ago, hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs) have served as centers of excellence in providing the intensive care and ancillary services necessary for this unique patient base; however, the full capabilities of these centers may be underused in the current framework of managed care, largely because of a lack of communication and information shared between payers and HTC stakeholders...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017586/operative-variables-are-better-predictors-of-postdischarge-infections-and-unplanned-readmissions-in-vascular-surgery-patients-than-patient-characteristics
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Caitlin W Hicks, Michael Bronsert, Karl E Hammermeister, William G Henderson, Douglas R Gibula, James H Black, Natalia O Glebova
OBJECTIVE: Although postoperative readmissions are frequent in vascular surgery patients, the reasons for these readmissions are not well characterized, and effective approaches to their reduction are unknown. Our aim was to analyze the reasons for vascular surgery readmissions and to report potential areas for focused efforts aimed at readmission reduction. METHODS: The 2012 to 2013 American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) data set was queried for vascular surgery patients...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964775/hygiene-on-maternity-units-lessons-from-a-needs-assessment-in-bangladesh-and-india
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Suzanne Cross, Kaosar Afsana, Morsheda Banu, Dileep Mavalankar, Emma Morrison, Atiya Rahman, Tapash Roy, Deepak Saxena, Kranti Vora, Wendy J Graham
BACKGROUND: As the proportion of deliveries in health institutions increases in low- and middle-income countries, so do the challenges of maintaining standards of hygiene and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) in mothers and babies. Adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and infection prevention and control (IPC) in these settings should be seen as integral parts of the broader domain of quality care. Assessment approaches are needed which capture standards for both WASH and IPC, and so inform quality improvement processes...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960204/community-acquired-pneumonia-a-global-perspective
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Grant W Waterer
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a global disease responsible for a large proportion of deaths and having significant economic cost. As diagnostic tools have increased in sensitivity, our understanding of the etiology of CAP has begun to change with a significant increase in confirmed viral infections and the recognition that multiple pathogens are frequently present. Empiric therapy remains the standard of care and guidelines are mostly based on published data from the United States or Europe. Blindly applying guidelines without any consideration of local etiological differences can lead to a risk of under or overtreatment...
December 2016: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940752/improving-guideline-based-care-of-acute-asthma-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Matthew P Gray, Grant E Keeney, Michael J Grahl, Marc H Gorelick, Christopher D Spahr
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Rapid repetitive administration of short-acting β-agonists (SABA) is the most effective means of reducing acute airflow obstruction in asthma. Little evidence exists that assesses process measures (ie, timeliness) and outcomes for asthma. We used quality improvement (QI) methods to improve emergency department care in accordance with national guidelines including timely SABA administration and use of asthma severity scores. METHODS: The Model for Improvement was used and interventions were targeted at 4 key drivers: knowledge, engagement, decision support, and workflow enhancement...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940663/infusion-medication-error-reduction-by-two-person-verification-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Rajeev Subramanyam, Mohamed Mahmoud, David Buck, Anna Varughese
OBJECTIVE: Errors made in the administration of intravenous medication can lead to catastrophic harm. The frequency of hospital settings in which medication pumps are being used are increasing. We sought to improve medication safety by implementing a 2-person verification system before medication administration. METHODS: Our quality improvement initiative took place in an anesthesia radiology imaging service at a tertiary pediatric hospital. Key drivers included frequent educational meetings with clinicians, written reminders, display of visual reminders, constant feedback in the clinical areas that carried out the processes, and sharing of knowledge on displayed run charts...
December 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933148/role-of-peer-support-workers-in-improving-patient-experience-in-tower-hamlets-specialist-addiction-unit
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Wiktor Kulik, Amar Shah
The aim of the project was to improve patient experience for people in Tower Hamlets Specialist Addictions Unit in order to increase satisfaction by 25% in 12 months starting in August 2014. The team used the model for improvement as part of ELFT's quality improvement programme to support iterative cycles of testing and learning. This involved support from the Trust's quality improvement team. The theory of change was visualised through a driver diagram. A number of outcomes were measured and plotted over time - patient satisfaction, staff satisfaction, and attendance to peer support groups...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930279/use-of-a-novel-accounting-and-grouping-method-for-major-trunk-injuryanalysis-of-data-from-a-statewide-trauma-financial-survey
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Kyla D Joubert, Charles D Mabry, Kyle J Kalkwarf, Richard D Betzold, Horace J Spencer, Kara M Spinks, Austin Porter, Saleema Karim, Ronald D Robertson, Michael J Sutherland, Robert T Maxson
Major trunk trauma is common and costly, but comparisons of costs between trauma centers (TCs) are rare. Understanding cost is essential to improve quality, manage trauma service lines, and to facilitate institutional commitment for trauma. We have used results of a statewide trauma financial survey of Levels I to IV TC to develop a useful grouping method for costs and clinical characteristics of major trunk trauma. The trauma financial survey collected billing and clinical data on 75 per cent of the state trauma registry patients for fiscal year 2012...
September 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873443/assessing-long-term-effects-of-multiple-potentially-confounded-drivers-in-ecosystems-from-species-traits
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Mathieu Floury, Philippe Usseglio-Polatera, Cecile Delattre, Yves Souchon
Although species traits have the potential to disentangle long-term effects of multiple, potentially confounded drivers in ecosystems, this issue has received very little attention in the literature. We aimed at filling this gap by assessing the relative effects of hydroclimatic and water quality factors on the trait composition of invertebrate assemblages over 30 years in the Middle Loire River (France). Using a priori predictions on the long-term variation of trait-based adaptations over the three decades, we evaluated the ability of invertebrate traits to indicate the effects of warming, discharge reduction and water quality improvement...
November 22, 2016: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757588/a-contemporary-approach-to-the-prevention-of-peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-in-children-the-role-of-improvement-science
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Allison Redpath Mahon, Alicia M Neu
Peritonitis is a leading cause of hospitalizations, morbidity, and modality change in pediatric chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) patients. Despite guidelines published by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis aimed at reducing the risk of peritonitis, registry data have revealed significant variability in peritonitis rates among centers caring for children on CPD, which suggests variability in practice. Improvement science methods have been used to reduce a variety of healthcare-associated infections and are also being applied successfully to decrease rates of peritonitis in children...
October 18, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670571/use-of-a-novel-accounting-and-grouping-method-for-major-trunk-injury-analysis-of-data-from-a-statewide-trauma-financial-survey
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Kyla D Joubert, Charles D Mabry, Kyle J Kalkwarf, Richard D Betzold, Horace J Spencer, Kara M Spinks, Austin Porter, Saleema Karim, Ronald D Robertson, Michael J Sutherland, Robert T Maxson
Major trunk trauma is common and costly, but comparisons of costs between trauma centers (TCs) are rare. Understanding cost is essential to improve quality, manage trauma service lines, and to facilitate institutional commitment for trauma. We have used results of a statewide trauma financial survey of Levels I to IV TC to develop a useful grouping method for costs and clinical characteristics of major trunk trauma. The trauma financial survey collected billing and clinical data on 75 per cent of the state trauma registry patients for fiscal year 2012...
September 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649855/leveraging-the-real-value-of-laboratory-medicine-with-the-value-proposition
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Christopher P Price, Andrew St John, Robert Christenson, Volker Scharnhorst, Michael Oellerich, Patricia Jones, Howard A Morris
Improving quality and patient safety, containing costs and delivering value-for-money are the key drivers of change in the delivery of healthcare and have stimulated a shift from an activity-based service to a service based on patient-outcomes. The delivery of an outcomes-based healthcare agenda requires that the real value of laboratory medicine to all stakeholders be understood, effectively defined and communicated. The value proposition of any product or service is the link between the provider and the needs of the customer describing the utility of the product or service in terms of benefit to the customer...
November 1, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606938/the-rural-pill-program-a-postdischarge-telepharmacy-intervention-for-rural-veterans
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Katherine E Rebello, Jeffrey Gosian, Marci Salow, Pamela Sweeney, James L Rudolph, Jane A Driver
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of the Rural Pharmacological Intervention in Late Life (PILL) program, a quality improvement initiative in which a Boston-based pharmacist provided postdischarge telepharmacy care to veterans from rural Maine. METHODS: Using an automated screening tool, we identified 100 veterans aged 65 and older who had an acute care admission to VA medical centers in Boston or Maine and were at risk of problems with medication management. The PILL pharmacist called patients the week after hospital discharge to reconcile medications, assess adherence, and identify potentially inappropriate drugs...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497904/temporal-dominance-of-sensations-sensory-profile-and-drivers-of-liking-of-artisanal-minas-cheese-produced-in-the-region-of-serra-da-canastra-brazil
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Raquel M Bemfeito, Jéssica F Rodrigues, Jonas G E Silva, Luiz R Abreu
The Serra da Canastra region, located in southwestern Minas Gerais, Brazil, is recognized worldwide for its tradition of producing artisanal cheeses. However, as production is done by hand, great variability exists in the characteristics of artisanal Minas cheese. Thus, it is important to characterize the sensory profile of these products and verify the quality attributes that lead to their acceptance. Therefore, this study aimed to characterize the dynamic sensorial profile of artisanal Minas cheese produced in the Serra da Canastra region through temporal dominance of sensations and sensory acceptance tests and verify the attributes that lead to product quality...
October 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442213/unlocking-the-doors-to-patient-satisfaction-in-pediatric-orthopaedics
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Frederick B Peng, James F Burrows, Eric D Shirley, Paul Rosen
BACKGROUND: Despite efforts to enhance the patient experience, many health care providers continue to struggle to improve patient satisfaction as the identification of tangible quality improvement areas remains difficult. This dilemma is particularly relevant in pediatric settings, where patient satisfaction measures have not been as thoroughly studied in subspecialties such as orthopaedics. We investigate this issue to identify the major drivers of patient satisfaction in pediatric orthopaedics, which has significant financial and professional implications for both hospital administrators and health care providers...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418671/developing-the-capacity-for-rapid-cycle-improvement-at-a-large-freestanding-children-s-hospital
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Evan S Fieldston, Jennifer A Jonas, Virginia A Lederman, Ashley J Zahm, Rui Xiao, Christina M DiMichele, Ellen Tracy, Katherine Kurbjun, Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro, Debra L Geiger, Annique Hogan, Michael Apkon
BACKGROUND: To develop the capacity for rapid-cycle improvement at the unit level, a large freestanding children's hospital designated 2 inpatient units with normal patient loads and workforce as pilot "Innovation Units" where frontline staff was trained to lead rigorous improvement portfolios. METHODS: Frontline staff received improvement training, and interdisciplinary teams brainstormed ideas for tests of change. Ideas were prioritized using an impact-effort evaluation and an assessment of how they aligned with high-level goals...
August 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412640/improving-discharge-efficiency-in-medically-complex-pediatric-patients
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Angela M Statile, Amanda C Schondelmeyer, Joanna E Thomson, Laura H Brower, Blair Davis, Jacob Redel, Julie Hausfeld, Karen Tucker, Denise L White, Christine M White
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Children with medical complexity have unique needs when facilitating transitions from hospital to home. Defining readiness for discharge is challenging, and preparation requires coordination of family, education, equipment, and medications. Our multidisciplinary team aimed to increase the percentage of medically complex hospital medicine patients discharged within 2 hours of meeting medical discharge goals from 50% to 80%. METHODS: We used quality improvement methods to identify key drivers and inform interventions...
August 2016: Pediatrics
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