Implementation and application of a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program for the cardiac catheterization laboratory: one institution's 10-year experience.

@article{Uretsky2006ImplementationAA,
  title={Implementation and application of a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program for the cardiac catheterization laboratory: one institution's 10-year experience.},
  author={Barry F Uretsky and Fen Wei Wang},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2006},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={586-95}
}
There is consensus that a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program is essential in optimizing patient outcomes in the cardiovascular catheterization laboratory. A CQI method was described in guidelines produced by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in 1993 and 1997. However, little information is available in the medical… CONTINUE READING