Investigating organizational quality improvement systems, patient empowerment, organizational culture, professional involvement and the quality of care in European hospitals: the 'Deepening our Understanding of Quality Improvement in Europe (DUQuE)' project

@inproceedings{Groene2010InvestigatingOQ,
  title={Investigating organizational quality improvement systems, patient empowerment, organizational culture, professional involvement and the quality of care in European hospitals: the 'Deepening our Understanding of Quality Improvement in Europe (DUQuE)' project},
  author={Oliver Groene and Niek Sieds Klazinga and Cordula Wagner and Onyebuchi A. Arah and Andrew G H Thompson and Charles Bruneau and Rosa Su{\~n}ol},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Hospitals in European countries apply a wide range of quality improvement strategies. Knowledge of the effectiveness of these strategies, implemented as part of an overall hospital quality improvement system, is limited. METHODS/DESIGN We propose to study the relationships among organisational quality improvement systems, patient empowerment, organisational culture, professionals' involvement with the quality of hospital care, including clinical effectiveness, patient safety and… CONTINUE READING
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