The slippery slope: differentiating between quality improvement and research.

@article{Newhouse2006TheSS,
  title={The slippery slope: differentiating between quality improvement and research.},
  author={Robin Purdy Newhouse and Joan C Pettit and Stephanie S Poe and Laura Di Rocco},
  journal={The Journal of nursing administration},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={211-9}
}
As hospitals strive to create strong work environments for nurses, many use the core requirements for Magnet designation to enhance and build new programs in research and evidence-based practice into patient care and operational processes. The problem is the use of quality improvement projects in these efforts as evidence of a healthy "research" program. This confusion can lead to 3 major consequences: (1) poorly designed and interpreted studies; (2) lack of consideration of subject rights; and… CONTINUE READING