Integrating the Institute of Medicine’s six quality aims into pediatric critical care: Relevance and applications

@article{Slonim2005IntegratingTI,
  title={Integrating the Institute of Medicine’s six quality aims into pediatric critical care: Relevance and applications},
  author={Anthony D. Slonim and Murray M. Pollack},
  journal={Pediatric Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={264-269}
}
The Institute of Medicine’s report Crossing the Quality Chasm recommends “six aims for improvement.” The aims are safety, effectiveness, equity, timeliness, patient-centeredness, and efficiency. This review focuses on the quality of care information relevant to the Institute of Medicine’s six aims to assess their relevance, potential impact, and affect on pediatric critical care practice. It is concluded that if the care for pediatric intensive care patients is to be fundamentally improved, an… 
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