Affiliation: University of Virginia Health System
- Measuring and improving quality in emergency medicineLouis Graff
Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT 06085 1480, USA
Acad Emerg Med 9:1091-107. 2002..Examples are given of successful quality improvement efforts. Also examined is how to address the emergency care needs of vulnerable populations such as older persons, women, those without health insurance, and ethnic minorities...
- A national survey of observation units in the United StatesSharon E Mace
Department of Emergency Medicine, E 19, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Am J Emerg Med 21:529-33. 2003..8 years in existence, 57.3% ED administratively responsible, 59.4% ED clinically responsible, a mean of 1330 patients per year, an average length of stay of 15.3 hours, a 4.2 nurse-to-patient ratio, and 22.3% hospital admission rate...
- Decreasing clinically significant adverse events using feedback to emergency physicians of telephone follow-up outcomesChii-Hwa Chern
Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ann Emerg Med 45:15-23. 2005..4% (95% CI 2.1% to 4.8%). CONCLUSION: A quality improvement program with feedback to physicians of telephone follow-up and resident education can decrease clinically significant adverse events in ED discharged patients...