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Grant > Government Resource
AHRQ Risk-informed Intervention Development and Implementation of Safe Practices in Ambulatory Care.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2008.
This AHRQ grantee announcement lists 13 projects funded to demonstrate effective strategies in identifying and addressing risks and in improving processes in ambulatory care.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; March 2007.
This report reveals that the overall quality of care delivered by US hospitals improved steadily between 2003 and 2005, as measured by adherence to evidence-based treatments for myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia. Adherence to the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals, which include measures to prevent wrong-site surgery and promote medication reconciliation, was also measured. Although results on these measures showed a more mixed picture, the report cautions that changes in measurement during the study period limit interpretability of the results.
Journal Article > Study
Beyond our walls: impact of patient and provider coordination across the continuum on outcomes for surgical patients.
Weinberg DB, Gittell JH, Lusenhop RW, Kautz CM, Wright J. Health Serv Res. 2007;42:7-24.
The investigators surveyed patients regarding the coordination of their postdischarge care and identified problems with coordination across settings, within settings, and between patients and providers.