Quality by Design reflects the research and applied training conducted at Dartmouth Medical School and The Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy under the leadership of health care improvement gurus Gene Nelson, Paul Batalden, and Marjorie Godfrey. It’s an ideal text for teaching the fundamentals of quality improvement in health care, providing a clear linkage of theory to practice.
Surgical Patient Care showcases perioperative patient safety for a wide audience. It covers preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative processes and decision making and explores both sharp-end and latent factors contributing to harm and poor quality outcomes. It is intended to be a resource for all healthcare practitioners that interact with the surgical patient.
Surgical Patient Care showcases perioperative patient safety for a wide audience. Improving patient safety is an increasing priority for surgeons and hospitals since sentinel events can be catastrophic for patients, caregivers, and institutions. Patient safety initiatives aimed at creating a safe operating room (OR) culture are increasingly being adopted, but a reliable means of measuring their impact on front-line providers does not exist. It covers preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative processes and decision making and explores both sharp-end and latent factors contributing to harm and poor quality outcomes. It is intended to be a resource for all healthcare practitioners that interact with the surgical patient.
The fields of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery have grown and progressed faster than most other fields in medicine. In this first of its kind textbook, the current state of outcomes analysis, quality improvement, and patient safety are examined. There are growing questions regarding the safety, quality, risk management, and costs of pediatric cardiac surgery teams, their training and preparedness, and their implications on the welfare of patients and families. Volume 2 covers the new sciences of implementation, continuous quality improvement, safety science and systems improvement.
Patients’ rights have been formulated in a number of documents and guidelines from various international bodies. Laws and declarations on patients’ rights do not automatically make health care safer, but can help to empower patients. Empowered patients are in a better position to manage their own health and health care and to participate in efforts to improve safety.
This collection of 18 real case studies covers a broad range of subjects related to advancing the quadruple aim and supporting health care quality improvement efforts. The book is designed to be used in the teaching and training of patient safety and quality improvement for all health interprofessionals.
Through a unique interdisciplinary perspective on health care quality and safety, McLaughlin & Kaluzny’s Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care, Fifth Edition covers the subjects of operations management, organizational behavior, and healthcare service delivery.
The book provides a comprehensive review of the hyperbaric medicine pertinent to treating critically ill patients with hyperbaric oxygen in both monoplace and multiplace chambers.