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Quality and patient safety metrics: developing a structured program for improving patient care in the Department of Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital.

Hasimja-Saraqini D, McNeill K, Kuk H, et al. Quality and patient safety metrics: developing a structured program for improving patient care in the Department of Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital. Acad Med. 2024;99(7):736-740. doi:10.1097/acm.0000000000005693.

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July 10, 2024
Hasimja-Saraqini D, McNeill K, Kuk H, et al. Acad Med. 2024;99(7):736-740.
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Getting full participation from physicians has historically been a challenge to implementing quality and patient safety improvement projects. This article describes an academic medical center's efforts to increase physician participation by improving organizational culture and establishing infrastructure to support participation. Two patient safety initiatives were positively impacted by increasing physician participation: length of stay in the emergency department and reducing unnecessary urinary catheter use.

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Hasimja-Saraqini D, McNeill K, Kuk H, et al. Quality and patient safety metrics: developing a structured program for improving patient care in the Department of Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital. Acad Med. 2024;99(7):736-740. doi:10.1097/acm.0000000000005693.

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