- Using quality function deployment to capture the voice of the customer and translate it into the voice of the provider
Continental Rehabilitation Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Improv 25:300-15. 1999
..The output of each step becomes the input to a matrix tool or table of the next step of the process...
- Disease management as a performance improvement strategy
Onslow County Hospital Authority/Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA
Top Health Inf Manage 22:15-23. 2001
..The five implementation strategies are outlined, in addition to a review of the key elements in outcome achievement...
- Creating a culture of medication administration safety: laying the foundation for computerized provider order entry
Helen S Karow
Surgical Services, Beaver Dam Community Hospital, 707 University Ave, Beaver Dam, WI 53916, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Improv 28:396-402. 2002
..Each change was considered an individual Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, with its own action plan and measurement for successful implementation...
- Effects of interdisciplinary rounds on length of stay in a telemetry unit
Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Griffin Hospital, Derby, Connecticut, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 10:63-9. 2004
..Patients on a telemetry unit of a community hospital were randomly assigned to either an IR intervention or standard care. Charts were reviewed to determine LOS, patient characteristics, and indirect indices of quality of care...
- Adverse drug event detection in a community hospital utilising computerised medication and laboratory data
Andrew C Seger
Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Drug Saf 30:817-24. 2007
..Computerised monitors can detect and, with clinical intervention, often prevent or ameliorate adverse drug events (ADEs). We evaluated whether a computer-based alerting system was useful in a community hospital setting...
- An attractive model. Hospital bets on unique financing plan to save itself
Mod Healthc 32:40, 44. 2002
- Development and evaluation of an inpatient [correction of impatient] holistic nursing care services department
Holistic Care Services Department, St John s Riverside Hospital, 2, Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703, USA
Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery 10:168-74. 2004
..Discomfort and distress was decreased and patient satisfaction high when CAM therapies were used in conjunction with traditional inpatient medical and nursing care...
- New pharmacy processes implemented at a community teaching hospital
William T Stevenson
Pharmacy Services, Oconee Memorial Hospital, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, SC 29672, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 60:575-7. 2003
- Benefits of individualized counseling by the pharmacist on the treatment outcomes of hyperlipidemia in Hong Kong
Suzanne Shuk Ching Lee
School of Pharmacy, 6 F, Choh Ming Li Basic Medical Sciences Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
J Clin Pharmacol 44:632-9. 2004
- An evidence-based clinical pathway for bronchiolitis safely reduces antibiotic overuse
Stephen D Wilson
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, 94143, USA
Am J Med Qual 17:195-9. 2002
..Overall, the study suggests that implementation of a clinical pathway may be an effective means to change physician practice and reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics, while maintaining or improving other aspects of quality of care...
- Removing the roadblocks to medical and health student training in rural hospitals in Victoria
Graeme I Jones
Rural Clinical School, School of Rural Health, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, Victoria
Aust J Rural Health 11:218-23. 2003
..To assess the extent of undergraduate health student placements in regional hospitals in northern Victoria in 1999, prior to substantial changes in rural undergraduate medical education in Australia...
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens contamination associated with a manufacturing defect in bronchoscopes
David L Kirschke
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
N Engl J Med 348:214-20. 2003
..We conducted an investigation of P. aeruginosa and S. marcescens isolates related to bronchoscopy at a community hospital...
- Rural hospital HIPAA readiness and resource needs
J Patrick Hart
Rural Policy Brief 2003:1-8. 2003
- Doc-owned and -operated
Mod Healthc 33:26-7. 2003
- Quantitative microbiologic study of blood salvaged by intraoperative membrane filtration
J S Nosanchuk
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
Arch Pathol Lab Med 125:1204-6. 2001
..Because no perfusionist and no expensive capital equipment are required, the technique is amenable to small and medium-sized hospitals that otherwise might financially be unable to provide intraoperative blood salvage...
- Hospital nurse staffing and patient mortality, nurse burnout, and job dissatisfaction
Linda H Aiken
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 420 Guardian Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6096, USA
JAMA 288:1987-93. 2002
- Organizational culture in a terminally ill hospital
Health Management and Policy Department, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
J Hosp Mark Public Relations 18:39-60. 2007
- Alternative indicators for monitoring the quality of a continuous intervention program on antibiotic prescribing during changing healthcare conditions
Services of Infection Control, Hospital San Martin, Parana, Entre Rios, Argentina
J Chemother 17:277-82. 2005
- Pharmacy helps hospital win national quality award
Cheryl A Thompson
Am J Health Syst Pharm 62:343, 347. 2005
- Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit: risk factors for infection and colonization
C L Pessoa-Silva
Faculdade de Medicina and Instituto de Microbiologia of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
J Hosp Infect 53:198-206. 2003
..In an outbreak setting the proportion of neonates colonized with ESBLKp was observed to increase with the duration of stay and antimicrobial use, and once colonized, infants exposed to invasive devices may become infected...
- Preserving dignity and access to care. The Broadlawns Model for the Uninsured
Trustee 57:25-6. 2004
- Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa producing VIM-8, a novel metallo-beta-lactamase, in a tertiary care center in Cali, Colombia
M P Crespo
Group of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Universidad Santiago de Cali, Colombia
J Clin Microbiol 42:5094-101. 2004
- Setting up QI programs for pediatric specialty clinics
Caroline B Lathrop
Phoenix Children s Hospital Outpatient Specialty Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, USA
J Healthc Qual 25:10-6, 27. 2003
..Examples of the data and format of QI studies are presented as well as future plans for continuing program development...
- Endemic carbapenem resistance associated with OXA-40 carbapenemase among Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from a hospital in northern Spain
Departamento de Immunologia, Microbiologia y Parasitologia, Facultad de Medicina y Odontologia, Universidad del Pais Vasco, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
J Clin Microbiol 40:4741-3. 2002
..Disk synergy tests and PCR indicated the production of a zinc-independent OXA-class carbapenemase. Sequencing identified this enzyme, OXA-40, as a variant of the OXA-24-OXA-25-OXA-26 cluster...
- Standardizing sliding scale insulin orders
Richard J Rafoth
Providence Everett Medical Center, Wash 98201, USA
Am J Med Qual 17:175-8. 2002
..The cost savings (not including the value of good will and perceived increase in quality by the patients) justifies the time and effort to make these changes...
- A helping hand for his family
Mod Healthc 33:30. 2003
- Springhill Medical Center finds IT outsourcing formula
J Healthc Inf Manag 17:42-6. 2003
..The ability to offload day-to-day IT management for a determinable and reasonable fee eliminates a large distraction for administrators while bringing much-needed financial stability...
- Benchmarking for small hospitals: size didn't matter!
Diane Storer Brown
J Healthc Qual 32:50-60. 2010
..Statistical differences were only found with HAPU 2+ in critical care units, with no differences in the fall outcomes. These data did not support the use of size-based categories to define like hospitals for benchmark comparisons...
- The FIM instrument to identify patients at risk of falling in geriatric wards: a 10-year retrospective study
Nicolas Julien Petitpierre
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Age Ageing 39:326-31. 2010
..the main objective was to evaluate if the admission functional independence measure (FIM) score could be used to predict the risk of falls in geriatric inpatients...
- Use and prescribing patterns for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings
College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus 43210, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 65:1711-9. 2008
..Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) use in the outpatient and inpatient settings through pharmacist-conducted, hospital-based chart audits is examined and discussed...
- Infection control consultation in a 150-bed acute care hospital: making this unobserved and unmeasured critical job function visible
Patti S Grant
Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology, RHD Memorial Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Am J Infect Control 35:401-6. 2007
..To observe for potential trending, questions (consultations) and determinations related to infectious processes were documented...
- Enforcement outdoes education at eliminating unsafe abbreviations
Am J Health Syst Pharm 61:1314, 1317, 1322. 2004
- Meeting the challenge of managing vaso-occlusive crisis
Mary Beth Mitchell
Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USA
J Healthc Qual 24:4-8, 56. 2002
- Straight talk. New approaches in healthcare
Samuel J Daniel
Mod Healthc 33:35-8. 2003
..The hospitals are: 200-bed North General Hospital, NY, NY; 214-bed Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, R.I.; and 368-bed Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, NY...
- Case 1--a 65-year-old female patient presented to Kijabe Mission Hospital with a complaint of left thigh swelling
Jon F Fielder
Africa Inland Church Kijabe Hospital, Kijabe, Kenya
MedGenMed 5:30. 2003
- Protecting infants in healthcare facilities from abduction: a facility's search for a sound infant security system
Annette L Burns
Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, 1310 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, Tex, USA
J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 17:139-47; quiz 148-9. 2003
..This article describes the process of evaluating and selecting an infant security system in order to reduce the risk of infant abduction...
- Meeting the challanges in today's outpatient oncology setting: a case study
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, Illinois, USA
J Oncol Manag 12:24-6. 2003
- Relationship between nurses' organizational trust levels and their organizational citizenship behaviors
Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing Management Department, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
J Nurs Scholarsh 42:186-94. 2010
- Medicare compensation would open pharmacist-managed service to more patients
Am J Health Syst Pharm 59:811-2. 2002
- A practical approach to designing and performing a focused study
M M Jackson
Epidemiology Unit, University of California San Diego Medical Center 92103 8951, USA
Am J Infect Control 25:520-8. 1997
..Suggested references for additional information are included at the end of the article...
- Nurse practitioner center expands access to primary care
K L Olmsted
NurseFirst Family Health Center, Seneca, SC, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 51:30-2. 1997
- Nursing staff educational preparation and patient inflicted injuries in a 160 bed psychiatric hospital
Alaska Psychiatric Institue, Anchorage
Alaska Med 36:189-92, 203. 1994
..The Mandt System has been used at Alaska Psychiatric Institute since 1979 to train nursing staff in how to safely deal with assaultive people.)..
- Parents of children with chronic health impairments: a new approach to advocacy training
D D Hixson
Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010
Child Health Care 21:111-5. 1992
..A distinctive feature of this program is its focus on helping parents develop competency in utilizing communications skills to deal effectively with education and medical systems...
- Nosocomial enterococcal infections: association with use of third-generation cephalosporin antibiotics
C R Magnussen
Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
Am J Infect Control 16:241-5. 1988
..Selective pressure of third-generation cephalosporin use appeared to be a factor in the increased incidence of nosocomial enterococcal urinary tract infection...
- Role of mammography in diagnosis of breast cancer in an inner-city hospital
A P Ekeh
Department of Surgery, University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, FL 33101, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 92:372-4. 2000
..All these proportions are lower than those cited in the regular literature. Better utilization of mammography needs to be applied in inner-city populations to improve early detection of breast cancer...
- Medical residencies and increased admissions in rural hospitals with fewer than 200 beds
R A Connor
Department of Healthcare Management, 3 140 Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota, 321 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 9940, USA
J Rural Health 16:217-23. 2000
..Because increased admissions generally improve the financial health and continued operation of rural hospitals, this study confirms the importance of education-based strategies in ensuring access to care in rural communities...
- A materials-management quality assurance program
Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Dyer, IN
Hosp Top 68:25-8. 1990
- Effects of a faculty prepaid group practice in a pediatric primary care clinic
D E Torphy
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
J Med Educ 63:839-47. 1988
..Such a group practice is an appropriate organization for maintaining medical education programs while providing care in a capitation payment system...
- Engineering data exchange
Mount Clemens General Hospital, Mount Clemens, Mich, USA
Healthc Inform 18:53-4. 2001
..Solution: implementation of an interface engine. Results: improved management of data exchange among disparate systems. Keys to success: up-front studies of vendor offerings, potential problems, and long-term needs...
- Mission integration in Wisconsin. A Chippewa Falls hospital works to turn employees into "servant leaders"
St Joseph s Hospital, Chippewa Falls, WI, USA
Health Prog 83:21-2, 51. 2002
- Hepatitis B vaccination program at a New York City hospital: seroprevalence, seroconversion, and declination
St Clare s Hospital and Health Center, New York, USA
Am J Infect Control 26:423-7. 1998
..Declination of vaccine and failure to respond to vaccine continue to thwart achievement of full control of this preventable occupational infection...
- Use of Q methodology for hospital strategic planning: a case study
Cardinal Health Alliance, Muncie, Indiana, USA
J Healthc Manag 45:405-14. 2000
..This exercise provided a list of objectives for hospital leadership and the results were also used to justify the cessation of several programs that the hospital leadership had been pursuing...
- Day-surgery, one-day surgery: the experience of an ENT unit in a 250 bed hospital
Unit of Otorhinolaryngology, Santo Spirito Hospital, ASL 21, Casale Monferrato AL, Italy
Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 25:365-9. 2005
..The Authors highlight the importance of communication for an active and responsible involvement of the patients: the human factor is an indispensable quality for the good outcome of the procedure...
- Alabama feud ends. Cullman Regional now completely in local hands after deal is closed with Baptist
Mod Healthc 35:24. 2005
- Vista wins important convert
Mod Healthc 35:30. 2005
- Battle in Alabama. Agency, system fight for control of Cullman hospital
Mod Healthc 35:20. 2005
- Relationship of physician ratings of severity of illness and difficulty of clinical management to length of stay
Office of Health Services Research, Baltimore U S Public Health Service Hospital, MD
Health Serv Res 27:841-55. 1993
- Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak in an intensive care unit of a teaching hospital
Ana C Gales
Division of Infectious Diseases, Sao Francisco University, Braganca Paulista, SP, Brazil
Braz J Infect Dis 8:267-71. 2004
..aeruginosa strains. Interestingly, a similar PFGE pattern was encountered in a P. aeruginosa strain isolated from Hospital São Paulo that was used as a PFGE control...
- Finding a solution: two small hospitals finally come together
Mary Ellen Poe
Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, PA, USA
Trustee 58:23, 28. 2005
- Stretching the limits: Calif. Children's Hospital uses tech to monitor its inventory of beds, letting it increase capacity without actually adding any more beds
Mod Healthc 34:46-8, 50. 2004
- Antibiotic misuse in medium-sized Swiss hospitals
Department of Internal Medicine, City Hospital of La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 134:481-5. 2004
- Benefit of two-step PPD testing of new employees at a New York City hospital
K A Sepkowitz
St Clare s Hospital and Health Center, New York, USA
Am J Infect Control 25:283-6. 1997
..2% to 4.7%. CONCLUSION: Two-step tuberculin testing is an essential means of identifying persons with a baseline positive tuberculin test result, thus allowing accurate reporting of subsequent employee tuberculin conversions...
- Relocation stress syndrome. A patient and staff approach
C J Brugler
Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, Warren, OH
J Nurs Adm 23:45-50. 1993
..The authors present a successfully implemented relocation plan, highlighting the need for awareness of relocation stress syndrome...
- High prevalence of historical risk factors for blood-borne infections among inpatients at three community hospitals
D H Havlichek
Department of Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Am J Infect Control 19:67-72. 1991
..This high historical risk supports use of a type of body substance isolation for all patients...
- Zero lift programs in small rural hospitals in Washington state: reducing back injuries among health care workers
Washington Hospital Services, Seattle, USA
AAOHN J 54:355-8. 2006
..Patient-handling injury claims decreased by 43% in the participating hospitals from 2000 to 2004 (i.e., from 3.51 to 2.23). The time lost frequency rate decreased by 50% (i.e., from 1.91 to 1.03)...
- Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women: quality lifelines for a lifetime
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:549-55. 2006
..5 hours in April 2006...
- Strategic acquisitions by academic medical centers: the Jefferson experience as operational paradigm
G F Schwartz
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Health Care Manage Rev 16:39-47. 1991
- Evaluating success. Strategies and challenges for understanding IT implementation in a rural hospital
UCSF School of Nursing, USA
J Healthc Inf Manag 23:62-7. 2009
- Aerosol bronchodilator delivery methods. Relative impact on pulmonary function and cost of respiratory care
Department of Medicine, Lousisiana State University Medical School, New Orleans 70112
Arch Intern Med 149:618-23. 1989
..In hospitalized bronchodilator-responsive patients with acute exacerbations of obstructive airway disease, the MDI/spacer combination is the preferred approach when the status of the patient allows its use...
- Gender disparities: a medical detoxification program
Health Management and Policy Department, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
J Hosp Mark Public Relations 18:21-37. 2007
..These results can be also explained by aggressive case management utilization, socio cultural barriers and/or discriminatory practices, both intentional and unintentional...
- Gearing service quality into public and private hospitals in small islands: empirical evidence from Cyprus
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Turkey
Int J Health Care Qual Assur 21:8-23. 2008
..There is considerable lack of literature with respect to service quality in public and private hospitals...
- Trustees of the year 2008. 'An important thing to be part of'
Mod Healthc 38:27, 29. 2008
- Nurse absenteeism and workload: negative effect on restraint use, incident reports and mortality
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
J Adv Nurs 60:673-81. 2007
..This paper is a report of a study to assess the impact of nurse absenteeism on the quality of patient care...
- They're coming to America ... for care as some facilities recruit foreign patients
Mod Healthc 37:20. 2007
- Use of antibacterial agents in an intensive care unit in a hospital in Brazil
E F dos Santos
Braz J Infect Dis 11:355-9. 2007
- Case study: novel ways automation enhances medication safety
Alliance Community Hospital, Alliance, OH 44601, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 64:S21-3; quiz S24-6. 2007
- Noise level in a 222 bed hospital in the 18th health region-PR
Marcelo Henrique Otenio
Luiz Meneghel FFALM School, Department of Health and Education DSE
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 73:245-50. 2007
..Our goal with the present study was to investigate the noise level present in the different hospital environments, within a 222 bed hospital located at the 18th health zone, PR...
- Medication dosing errors in hospitalized patients with renal impairment: a study in Palestine
Waleed M Sweileh
College of Pharmacy, An Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 16:908-12. 2007
..The aim of this study was to determine whether appropriate dosage adjustments were made for drugs that are nephrotoxic, excreted, or metabolized (TEM medications) by the kidney in patients with renal impairment...
- Surgical management of breast cancer in a small peripheral New Zealand hospital
Don Wai Gin Lee
Department of General Surgery, Wairau Hospital, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board, Blenheim, New Zealand
ANZ J Surg 76:1060-3. 2006
..Wairau Hospital is a 100-bed peripheral hospital in New Zealand with no on-site radiotherapy unit...
- Association between intention to stay on the job and job satisfaction among Japanese nurses in small and medium-sized private hospitals
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan
J Occup Health 48:504-13. 2006
..The result of the multiple regression analysis suggests that the intention to stay on the job was higher among nurses who were older and more satisfied with work as specialists (1st factor) and working conditions (6th factor)...
- Trialling diagnosis-related groups classification in the Iranian health system: a case study examining the feasibility of introducing casemix
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
East Mediterr Health J 16:460-6. 2010
..R2 (variance in length of stay explained) was 44% for untrimmed cases, increasing to 63%, 57% and 58% after trimming by L3H3, IQR and 10th-95th percentile methods respectively...
- Practical ethics. Habla usted Español?
Hosp Health Netw 78:35. 2004
- A survey of infection control professional staffing patterns at University HealthSystem Consortium institutions
Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor 48109 0066, USA
Am J Infect Control 26:239-44. 1998
..This survey provides preliminary data for determining the "best practice" in staffing for infection control departments. More information may be needed to evaluate other factors that affect infection control professionals' workload...
- Federal Trade Commission v. Tenet: a retrospective review and analysis
Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal, St Louis, USA
J Health Law 36:133-68. 2003
..Nonetheless, at the two-year mark, it remains too soon to determine whether the government's concerns in opposing the merger have been justified...
- A supervisory level self-directed work team in health care
Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, CT, USA
Health Care Superv 17:14-21. 1999
..The response of Hospital for Special Care included development of a supervisory self-directed work team...
- A total healing environment: the Yavapai Regional Medical Center story
J Healthc Manag 44:495-512. 1999
..In addition, the research methodology used to examine the relationship of healing model characteristics to selected organizational outcomes is described...
- Investment in a rural residency program: a case study
R A Catalano
Olean General Hospital, 515 Main St, Olean, NY 14760, USA
J Rural Health 16:224-9. 2000
- One CFO's success with transitioning to an automated patient record
Craig C Kinyon
Reid Hospital and Health Care Services, Richmond, Ind, USA
Healthc Financ Manage 57:52-6. 2003
- Emergence and control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a children's hospital and pediatric long-term care facility
B H Stover
Kosair Children s Hospital, Louisville, KY 40232 5070
Am J Infect Control 20:248-55. 1992
..CONCLUSION: Prompt institution of MRSA surveillance, barrier isolation, and therapy to eliminate colonization should be considered in hospitals with a new introduction of MRSA...
- Employee satisfaction. Vying for health
Hosp Health Netw 76:20, 22. 2002
- John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Awards. System innovation: Concord Hospital
Paul N Uhlig
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Improv 28:666-72. 2002
..A team-based, collaborative rounds process--the Concord Collaborative Care Model--that involved use of a structured communications protocol was conducted daily at each patient's bedside...
- Emergency and primary care at a Melbourne hospital: reasons for attendance and satisfaction
S T Liaw
University of Melbourne
Aust Health Rev 24:120-34. 2001
- Credentialing for critical care in small hospitals
D J Powner
Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, VT, USA
Crit Care Med 29:1630-2. 2001
..S. hospitals. The presence of a critical care specialist appears to influence only slightly the ICU credentialing processes for other selected specialists...
- Burkholderia cepacia lower respiratory tract infection associated with exposure to a respiratory therapist
A H Ramsey
Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 22:423-6. 2001
..Respiratory therapy departments must pay close attention to infection control practices, particularly among new or temporary staff...
- The maternal mortality review meeting: experiences from Kalabo District Hospital, Zambia
Leeuwarden Medical Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Netherlands
Trop Doct 32:219-23. 2002
..It can easily and directly correct some substandard care factors, has a high educational value for staff and leads to a better understanding of maternal mortality for everyone involved...
- Blazing the trail to a service-driven culture
Laboratory Services, Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, New Jersey, USA
Clin Leadersh Manag Rev 16:277-80. 2002
..The hospital also would strive to decrease patient length of stay, to decrease cost per Case Mix Index adjusted, and to increase volume...
- Recognizing the institutional benefits of bar-code point-of-care technology
Northern Michigan Regional Health System, Petoskey, Michigan, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:345-53. 2003
- Enterobacter cloacae bloodstream infections in pediatric patients traced to a hospital pharmacy
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 60:1440-6. 2003
..cloacae in the environment, noncompliance with guidelines for the preparation of sterile infusions and medications, and a susceptible population may have contributed to the infections...
- Estimating HIV prevalence and the impact of HIV/AIDS on a Ugandan hospital by combining serosurvey data and hospital discharge records
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 34:62-6. 2003
..To estimate the disease-specific HIV prevalence in a northern Ugandan hospital and to evaluate the impact of HIV/AIDS on hospital services...
- Impact of a dedicated intravenous therapy team on nosocomial bloodstream infection rates
P A Meier
Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, USA
Am J Infect Control 26:388-92. 1998
..CONCLUSIONS: The introduction of a dedicated intravenous therapy team was associated with a significant reduction in nosocomial bloodstream infections. Further work is needed to maximize the cost-benefit ratio of this intervention...
- Looking for a solution. Review process questioned after Maryland fiasco
Mod Healthc 34:17-8. 2004