The Revised CONSORT Statement for Reporting Randomized Trials: Explanation and Elaboration
The CONSORT statement (or simply CONSORT) comprises a checklist of essential items that should be included in reports of RCTs and a diagram for documenting the flow of participants through a trial, aimed at first reports of two-group parallel designs.
What is “quality improvement” and how can it transform healthcare?
Improvement is proposed as the combined and unceasing efforts of everyone—healthcare professionals, patients and their families, researchers, payers, planners and educators—to make the changes that will lead to better patient outcomes, better system performance and better professional development.
The National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association consensus statement on the undertreatment of depression.
There is overwhelming evidence that individuals with depression are being seriously undertreated and the cost to individuals and society of this undertreatment is substantial.
Squire 2.0 (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence): revised publication guidelines from a detailed consensus process.
- G. Ogrinc, L. Davies, Daisy Goodman, P. Batalden, F. Davidoff, D. Stevens
- MedicineAmerican Journal of Critical Care
- 1 November 2015
This manuscript describes the development of SQUIRE 2.0, which is intended for reporting the range of methods used to improve health care, recognizing that they can be complex and multidimensional.
Demystifying theory and its use in improvement
It is concluded that although informal theory is always at work in improvement, practitioners are often not aware of it or do not make it explicit, and the germane issue for improvement practitioners is whether they make explicit the particular theory or theories, informal and formal, they actually use.
The Ethics of Using Quality Improvement Methods in Health Care
This report discusses deliberate efforts of providers to meet their obligations to improve the quality of patient care through clinical and managerial changes in the processes of care, and presents recommendations for developing policy and practices to protect patients from both the harm that QI activities might cause and the harms that quality and safety deficits do cause.
Sponsorship, authorship and accountability.
Editorial peer review for improving the quality of reports of biomedical studies.
- T. Jefferson, M. Rudin, S. Brodney Folse, F. Davidoff
- Medicine, PsychologyCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
- 18 April 2007
Little empirical evidence is available to support the use of editorial peer review as a mechanism to ensure quality of biomedical research and a large, well-funded programme of research on the effects of editorialpeer review should be urgently launched.
Patient-centered medicine. A professional evolution.
The evolution to patient-centered care in many areas of medicine is described, including patient care, health-related law, medical education, research, and quality assessment.
The Informationist: A New Health Profession?
The medical profession falls far short in its efforts to make the critical link between the huge body of information hidden away in the medical literature and the information needed at the point of care.