Journal Article

Understanding patient safety and quality outcome data.

Easter K, Tamburri LM. Critical care nurse. 2018;38:58-66.

Public reporting of safety and quality deficits is a key component of health care transparency. This commentary introduces terminology, tools, and skill development tactics to enhance nurses' use and application of outcome data to address problems. Plan-do-study-act cycles illustrate evaluation and quality improvement actions nurses can use on the front line to test and refine improvements.