Improving Quality: A Guide to Effective Programs / Edition 2

Improving Quality: A Guide to Effective Programs / Edition 2

by Claire Gavin Meisenheimer, C. Meisenheimer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0834209101

ISBN-13: 9780834209107

Pub. Date: 04/15/1997

Publisher: Jones & Barlett Learning

Upgrade your QA effort into a state-of-the-art program of continuous quality improvement! This practical resource shows you how. Improving Quality provides step-by-step instructions for assessing programs and designing, implementing, and evaluating a new program that meets current standards as well as the needs of individual organizations and patients. It includes

Overview

Upgrade your QA effort into a state-of-the-art program of continuous quality improvement! This practical resource shows you how. Improving Quality provides step-by-step instructions for assessing programs and designing, implementing, and evaluating a new program that meets current standards as well as the needs of individual organizations and patients. It includes models for quality programs in seven practice areas, and dozens of ready-to-use charts, forms, and questionnaires.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834209107
Publisher:
Jones & Barlett Learning
Publication date:
04/15/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
726
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: UNDERSTANDING THE FOUNDATION FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT* Lessons from the Past: Vision for the Future of Quality Care * Quality Outcomes Management: Executive Role Imperative * QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROCESS: COMPONENTS OF A PROGRAM * Standards: The Basis of a Quality Improvement Program * Building a Quality Improvement Program around Patient Care * Selecting Quality Initiatives and Methodologies * Communicating Quality Outcomes * Evaluating Quality Improvement: Effectiveness and Cost * PROCESSES INTEGRAL TO IMPROVING QUALITY * The Customer: Perspectives and Expectations of Quality * Integrating Risk Management, Utilization Review, and Quality Management: Maximizing Benefit through Integration * Legal Implications Inherent in Improving Quality * Improving Quality Care: An Ethical Imperative in a Time of Change * Linking Quality Improvement, Outcome Research, and Program Evaluation * Basic Tools for a Quality Improvement-Based Approach to Information System Selection and Implementation * Managing Quality Through Outcome-Based Practice: Caremaps, Case Management, and Variance Analysis * DEVELOPING THE PROFESSIONAL TO MANAGE QUALITY * Quality Improvement Teams and Teamwork * Using Statistical Process Control Tools in the Quality Process * Preparing the Undergraduate Student and Faculty to Use Quality Improvement in Practice Graduate Preparation for Managing Quality in Practice in the 21st Century * A Continuous Quality Improvement Program: Developing the Employee * APPLYING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN VARIOUS CLINICAL SETTINGS * Improving Quality in Ambulatory Care * Improving Quality in Home Care * Home Medical Equipment * QualityImprovement in Hospice Care * Improving Quality in Integrated Health Care Systems * Improving Quality in Long-Term Care * Improving Quality in a Managed Care Environment: An HMO Example * Improving Quality in Natural and Alternative Health Care Practice * Improving Quality in Psychiatric and Mental Health * Improving Quality in Public Health * Improving Quality in Rehabilitation *9 Improving Quality in Subacute Care * Developing Relationships between Integrated Systems and the Community * Glossary * Bibliography

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