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MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

New study on variations in quality of tuberculosis care in urban India

Madhukar Pai - Sept. 27, 2018
Please see this new paper in PLoS Medicine, based on our large, two-city study on quality of TB care delivered by private sector providers in India. The study used standardized (simulated) patients to...
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India private health sector Publications & Research quality of care
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Poor access to care and the impact on outcomes and government policy

Thomas Bauer - April 17, 2017
A Gordon Baird; in his article entitled “ Poor access to care: rural health deprivation?” states Mortality rates in the United Kingdom “for road traffic accidents, asthma, and cancer are worse in rur...
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at risk populations global health policy Government Policy Local governments Most-at-risk populations Population-Based Methods quality of care rural areas rural health rural healthcare Rural settings
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Patient Safety Toolkit

Thomas Bauer - July 14, 2016
According to the World Health Organization patient safety is a serious global public health issue. Estimates show that in developed countries as many as one in 10 patients is harmed while receiving ho...
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cost of care Patient Safety quality of care
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Providing educaiton in the patient perferred learning style...

Thomas Bauer - April 2, 2015
Cost, quality and satisfaction are positively stimulated when as we become better at informing, engaging and activating our patient partners. Inform is the first step in this Health care professional...
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Adherence clinical outcomes cost effectiveness Health Literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Education patient satisfaction quality of care Rural settings Urban Settings
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

JAMA Studies: NSQIP participation does not improve quality

William Martinez - Feb. 4, 2015
Two new studies in JAMA find that hospital participation in ACS NSQIP, which collects surgical outcomes data from participating hospitals and allows hospitals view their own performance and compare it...
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evidence NSQIP Patient Safety policy quality of care Research
[ARCHIVED] Technology for Patient Engagement

Felix Greaves on using online reviews to improve patient experience

Rebecca Weintraub, MD - Dec. 12, 2014
We are pleased to welcome Felix Greaves, honorary senior clinical lecturer in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London and a public health doctor, as a Keynote Speak...
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data Patient Communication policy Population Health Management quality of care Remote Monitoring
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Patient Engagement

William Martinez - July 24, 2014
Patient engagement is a broader concept. It combines patient activation (having the knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage one's health) and interventions to promote positive health behavior and...
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Patient Engagement policy quality of care transparency
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

How can imporive health equity in Africa?

Health equity is an economic issue as well as a social justice issue. Significant inequities and disparities exist between different racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic classes, and geographical locat...
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evidence Health Disparities imporive health equity in Africa? Meseret Desta Haileyesus policy problem in Africa quality of care Research social determinants
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Residency Outpatient Handovers

William Martinez - July 1, 2014
It is that time of year. In many places across the US, new interns will start tomorrow. In primary care specialties, many of these interns will inherit a panel of patients from a graduating resident ...
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evidence medical education Most-at-risk populations quality of care Research Safety transitions in care
Global Health Nursing & Midwifery

Linking experience with practice challenges

Elizabeth Glaser - June 11, 2014
Sorry that I have quiet lately; a close family member has been quite ill and I have been interacting with the health system as family member and have been actively working as this relative's health ad...
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appropriate care Clinical Guidelines & Protocols Education & Curricula Human Rights quality of care Safety
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Engaging Patients in Physician Performance

Isabelle Celentano - March 11, 2014
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published a great article on transparency through quality reporting recently, which can be found here: http://www.rwjf.org/en/research-publications/find-rwjf-researc...
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quality of care Research
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Unintended Consequences of Public Reporting

Lindsay Jubelt - March 5, 2014
In the world of quality improvement, measurement and transparency are two pillars of the field. However, there are also unintended consequences of reporting healthcare data. Robert Kolker's recent ...
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public reporting quality of care