- The art and science of chart reviewJ J Allison
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Improv 26:115-36. 2000..Given a scarcity of advice in the quality improvement (QI) literature on how to conduct chart review, the process of chart review was examined and specific techniques for improving data quality were proposed...
- Identifying achievable benchmarks of care: concepts and methodologyC I Kiefe
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35205 4785, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 10:443-7. 1998..The ABC methodology has been well accepted in multiple quality improvement projects. This approach lends objectivity and reliability to benchmarks that have been a widely used, but until now, arbitrarily defined tool...
- Relationship of hospital teaching status with quality of care and mortality for Medicare patients with acute MIJ J Allison
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Ave S, MEB 621, Birmingham, AL 35294 3296, USA
JAMA 284:1256-62. 2000..Issues of cost and quality are gaining importance in the delivery of medical care, and whether quality of care is better in teaching vs nonteaching hospitals is an essential question in this current national debate...