Feedback of evidence into practice

Del Mar, Chris B. and Mitchell, Geoffrey K. (2004) Feedback of evidence into practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 180 6: S63-S65.

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Author Del Mar, Chris B.
Mitchell, Geoffrey K.
Title Feedback of evidence into practice
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2004-03-01
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 180
Issue 6
Start page S63
End page S65
Total pages 3
Editor Van Der Weyden, M.
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject 321203 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
730306 Evaluation of health outcomes
C1
11 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract Concern about risks associated with medical care has led to increasing interest in quality improvement processes. Most quality initiatives derive from manufacturing, where they have worked well in improving quality by small, steady increments. Adaptations of quality processes to the healthcare environment have included variations emphasising teamwork; large, ambitious increments in targets; and unorthodox approaches. Feedback of clinical information to clinicians is a central process in many quality improvement activities. It is important to choose feedback data that support the objectives for quality improvement - and not just what is expedient. Clinicians need to be better educated about the quality improvement process to maintain the quality of their care.
Keyword Evidence based practice
Quality
Feedback
Health care
Clinicians
Hospitalized-patients
Adverse Events
Improvement
Performance
Q-Index Code C1

 
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