Standardization as a mechanism to improve safety in health care.

@article{Rozich2004StandardizationAA,
  title={Standardization as a mechanism to improve safety in health care.},
  author={John D. Rozich and Richard J. Howard and Jane M Justeson and Patrick D Macken and Mark E. Lindsay and Roger K. Resar},
  journal={Joint Commission journal on quality and safety},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          5-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND A growing body of literature shows that when patterns of care are widely divergent, clinical outcomes suffer and, as a result, safety may be compromised. A multispecialty group at Luther Midelfort, Mayo Health System (LM, MHS) initiated efforts to reduce variance in the clinical practice patterns of providers. The pilot initiative, which entailed standardization of a sliding-scale insulin protocol, served as a template throughout the LM, MHS for reducing variance and enhancing safety… CONTINUE READING
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