Journal Article
Review

How well is quality improvement described in the perioperative care literature? A systematic review.

Jones EL, Lees N, Martin G, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2016;42:196-206.

Quality improvement activities are often conducted to enhance patient safety in the perioperative setting, but many of these initiatives are not reported in peer-reviewed literature. This systematic review found that published reports of perioperative quality improvement often lack necessary detail about the intervention and setting. The results suggest that standardized reporting guidelines may improve peer-reviewed articles about quality improvement.