Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement

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Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement

Description

This comprehensive clinician's guide helps hospitals and health care providers implement processes to prevent dangerous blood clots. The 60-page guide details how to start, implement, evaluate, and sustain a quality improvement strategy through chapters that match the logical steps of a quality improvement project:

  1. Take essential first steps
  2. Lay out the evidence and identify best practices
  3. Analyze care delivery
  4. Track performance with metrics
  5. Layer interventions
  6. Continue to improve

It includes case studies as well as examples of forms that clinicians in the field can use.

Developer:

Society of Hospital Medicine; University of California, San Diego Medical Center; Emory University Hospitals

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2007
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: October 2008
Original Summary: December 2007
Last Updated: 12/18/13

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