Mixed bag: Electronic health records and ICU quality improvement

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine found significant reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and surgical intensive care unit (SICU) mortality rates after implementation of electronic ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Osteoarthritis care not lining up with recommendations

(HealthDay)—The quality of osteoarthritis care is inadequate for all treatment domains, according to a meta-analysis published online June 17 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.


Mandatory gastro consult boosts care in decompensated cirrhosis

(HealthDay)—For patients hospitalized with decompensated cirrhosis (DC), a gastroenterology mandatory consultation (MC) can improve the quality of care, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in the Journal of Hospital ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Care pathway proposed for adolescent depression

(HealthDay)—Researchers have gathered evidence, developed a care pathway, and identified quality indicators (QIs) for the management of adolescent depression, according to a special article published online Sept. 16 in ...

Oncology & Cancer

Program linked to medical oncology practice improvement

(HealthDay)—For medical oncology practices in the United States, participation in the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) correlates with improvements in measured performance, ...


Study examines overuse of ambulatory health care services in US

An analysis of nationally representative survey data found significant improvement in the delivery of underused care, but more limited changes in the reduction of inappropriate care in ambulatory health care settings between ...

Oncology & Cancer

Process areas for improvement ID'd in early prostate cancer

(HealthDay) -- For men with early prostate cancer undergoing expectant management, compliance with RAND structural indicators is high, but there is considerable variability in compliance with process indicators, according ...

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