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BACKGROUND The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)'s Outcome Project requires training programs to use external measures such as quality of care indicators to assess their effectiveness. A practical, quality improvement (QI) process was implemented at Henry Ford Hospital to enhance the training program's educational effectiveness(More)
The Partnership for Patients, launched in April 2011, is a national quality improvement initiative from the Department of Health and Human Services that has set ambitious goals for U.S. providers to improve patient safety and care transitions. This paper outlines the initiative's measurement strategy, describing four measurement-related objectives: (1) to(More)
Background. Inappropriate use of antimicrobials contributes to antimicrobial resistance, which increases hospital length of stay, mortality and health care costs. Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASP) are coordinated quality-improvement efforts to promote the judicious and effective use of antimicrobials to optimize clinical outcomes while minimizing(More)
This paper discusses the verification process for object-oriented simulation high-level and detailed designs based on the authors experience with the Joint Warfare System (JWARS). There is an overview of the JWARS simulation, the software development process, and the design artifacts. The paper describes how the JWARS V&V Team developed a tailored(More)
Suicide bereavement and postvention literature often espouses risk for subsequent suicidal behavior among those previously exposed to a suicide death. Most often risk is discussed in relation to kin; however, many more individuals are exposed to suicide, and the impact of this exposure is important to understand in relation to targeting postvention. This(More)
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