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Reference-Pricing Policy for Hip/Knee Replacements Generates Significant Savings by Encouraging Enrollees To Choose High-Value Facilities 12/18/13

In collaboration with Anthem Blue Cross, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (more commonly referred to as CalPERS) changed the benefit design for its self-funded preferred provider...

State-Mandated Nurse Staffing Levels Alleviate Workloads, Leading to Lower Patient Mortality and Higher Nurse Satisfaction 08/31/12

As mandated by State law, the California Department of Health Services requires acute care hospitals to maintain minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. Required ratios vary by unit, ranging...

Skin Assessments Conducted as Part of Patient Intake Improve Documentation of Pressure Ulcers on Admission, Reduce Incidence During Stay 05/30/11

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg nurses working in every site of potential hospital admission (such as the emergency department or surgical suite) perform a baseline skin assessment at the time...

Nursing Interventions Among Surgical Patients Eliminate Stage 3 and 4 Pressure Ulcers and Reduce Incidence of Other Pressure Ulcers 07/20/10

Nurses involved in the care of surgical patients at Aultman Hospital engage in a variety of steps before, during, and after surgery to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers. They perform a...

Checklist-Guided Process Reduces Surgery-Related Mortality and Complications 01/14/10

The University of Washington Medical Center uses a checklist-guided process for all surgeries to ensure that appropriate care steps occur before incision and right after surgery. Initially...

QualityTools

WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and Implementation Manual 2009 Edition 01/17/11

The World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist reinforces accepted safety practices and fosters better communication and teamwork between clinical disciplines. The checklist is not a regulatory device or a component of official...

SCOAP Surgical Checklist Initiative 03/04/10

The Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) Surgical Checklist Initiative was created by a coalition of major health care stakeholders in Washington State. Through this initiative, they developed the SCOAP Surgical Checklist and...

The Transforming Care at the Bedside Toolkit 09/26/08

This toolkit provides information for hospital units interested in adopting the “Transforming Care at the Bedside” (TCAB) model of nurse-initiated quality improvements. TCAB is a national program developed and managed by the Robert Wood Johnson...

Queueing ToolPak 4.0 04/24/08

The Queueing ToolPak (QTP) is a Microsoft Excel add-in that performs basic calculations for waiting line analysis. The functions allow integration of queueing performance measures into spreadsheet models without the limitations imposed by...

Preventing Wrong-Site Surgery Toolkit 03/19/08

This toolkit includes information to aid health care facilities in preventing wrong-site surgeries.

The toolkit includes the following information:

  • Prevention program tools
  • Educational tools
  • Snapshots
  • ...

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