Restructuring asthma care in a hospital setting to improve outcomes.

  title={Restructuring asthma care in a hospital setting to improve outcomes.},
  author={Randolph W. Evans and Susan A Lebailly and Karen Gordon and Amelia Sawyer and Katherine Kaufer Christoffel and Brett Pearce},
  volume={116 4 Suppl 1},
STUDY OBJECTIVES To restructure asthma care as the pilot program in hospital-wide redesign aimed at providing better and more standardized care. We chose asthma care to begin our reorganization because it is the highest-volume diagnosis at our hospital and it involves a broad spectrum of services. DESIGN Key elements of our restructuring included the following: (1) establishing a pulmonary unit with expanded bed capacity from 8 to 22 beds for asthma patients; (2) standardized treatment… CONTINUE READING
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