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What is “quality improvement” and how can it transform healthcare?
Transformation of healthcare—quality improvement Many in healthcare today are interested in defining “quality improvement”. We propose defining it as the combined and unceasing efforts ofExpand
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Microsystems in health care: Part 1. Learning from high-performing front-line clinical units.
BACKGROUND Clinical microsystems are the small, functional, front-line units that provide most health care to most people. They are the essential building blocks of larger organizations and of theExpand
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Squire 2.0 (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence): revised publication guidelines from a detailed consensus process.
Since the publication of Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE 1.0) guidelines in 2008, the science of the field has advanced considerably. In this manuscript, we describeExpand
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A framework for the continual improvement of health care: building and applying professional and improvement knowledge to test changes in daily work.
We seem to lack a well-defined, comprehensive, and shared understanding of what is required for the continual improvement of health care--at the organizational and the industry levels. This articleExpand
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General competencies and accreditation in graduate medical education.
Many have recommended changing the professional development of physicians. Concluding that further educational process specification was inadequate, the Accreditation Council for Graduate MedicalExpand
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[SQUIRE 2.0 (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence): Revised publication guidelines from a detailed consensus process].
Since the publication of Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE 1.0) guidelines in 2008, the science of the field has advanced considerably. In this manuscript, we describeExpand
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The Ethics of Using Quality Improvement Methods in Health Care
Americans expect high-quality health caresafe, effective, patient-centered, timely, equitable, and efficient (1). Unfortunately, reality falls short of this ideal. A growing literature documentsExpand
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Coproduction of healthcare service
Efforts to ensure effective participation of patients in healthcare are called by many names—patient centredness, patient engagement, patient experience. Improvement initiatives in this domain oftenExpand
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Interprofessional working and continuing medical education
Editorial by Toghill The increased focus on the results of professional practice (that is, the health outcomes of individuals and populations) creates two related tensions which will be consideredExpand
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Clinical microsystems, part 1. The building blocks of health systems.
BACKGROUND Wherever, however, and whenever health care is delivered-no matter the setting or population of patients-the body of knowledge on clinical microsystems can guide and support innovation andExpand
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