Quality management and perceptions of teamwork and safety climate in European hospitals

November 25, 2015

Source: International Journal for Quality in Healthcare [Epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication: October 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to investigate the associations of quality management systems with teamwork and safety climate, and to describe and compare differences in perceptions of teamwork climate and safety climate among clinical leaders and frontline clinicians.

Length of Publication:   Unspecified

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Project JOINTS: What factors affect bundle adoption in a voluntary quality improvement campaign?

January 28, 2015

Source:  BMJ Quality & Safety 24/1 pp.38-47

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Date of publication:  January 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This article looks at how hospital adherence to quality improvement (QI) methods and hospital engagement with a large-scale QI campaign could facilitate the adoption of an enhanced prevention bundle designed to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) rates after orthopaedic surgery. Project JOINTS (Joining Organizations IN Tackling SSIs) is a QI campaign run by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The campaign encouraged hospitals to implement an enhanced SSI prevention bundle. Adherence to the QI methods and hospital engagement were positively associated with complete bundle adoption.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

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The role of hospital managers in quality and patient safety: a systematic review

October 1, 2014

Source:  BMJ Open 4/9 pp. e005055

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Date of publication:  Septemberuly 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: This article found that the time and effort that hospital managers spend on promoting and assessing quality and safety can influence clinical outcomes and processes. Reviewers from England examined studies about the activities and time hospital managers spend on the quality of care. Most studies were set in the US and focused on Board or senior-level management. Many of the studies used interviews or surveys about perceptions of managerial quality and safety practices.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


Developing eLearning for pressure ulcer prevention and management

October 1, 2014

Source:  British Journal of Nursing 23 Suppl 15:S16-23

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Date of publication:  August 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  In April 2012, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC), in line with the Scottish Best Practice Statement for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers (Quality Improvement Scotland, 2009 ), and the NHS Health Improvement Scotland (2011) Preventing Pressure Ulcers Change Package, launched an awareness campaign throughout the organisation. It has also more recently adopted a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to pressure damage. The tissue viability service in NHS GGC recognised that education of front-line staff is essential. An educational framework for pressure ulcer prevention was developed for all levels of healthcare staff involved in the delivery of patient care. An initiative to develop web-based eLearning modules has also been taken forward. The modular online education programme addresses the aims of quality improvement and zero tolerance by supporting the provision of safe and effective person-centred care.

Length of Publication:  8 pages

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BMJ Quality & Safety: a collection of key articles

April 30, 2014

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication:  April 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  This page links to a special collection of the best articles published in BMJ Quality & Safety in 2013. The BMJ Quality and Safety journal is co-owned by the Health Foundation and the BMJ Group. The articles featured in this collection include: identification of doctors at risk of recurrent complaints: a national study of healthcare complaints in Australia; the global burden of unsafe medical care: analytic modelling of observational studies; systematic review of the application of the plan–do–study–act method to improve quality in healthcare; ‘care left undone’ during nursing shifts: associations with workload and perceived quality of care; culture and behaviour in the English National Health Service: overview of lessons from a large multimethod study.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


Towards National Surgical Surveillance in the UK – A Pilot Study.

January 30, 2013

Source:  PLoS ONE, vol/iss 7/12 pp.e47969

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Date of publication:  December 2012

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Six standardised metrics for assessing the quality and safety of surgery have been proposed by the World Health Organisation. This study collected these metrics for the period 2005-2009 from a sample of 30 hospitals in England. The aim was to examine the feasibility and usefulness of measuring surgical performance and any impact on public health and mortality. The study found that standardised surgical metrics are practicable to collect and may help policy makers and commissioners understand variations in quality.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


Beyond service quality: the mediating role of patient safety perceptions in the patient experience-satisfaction relationship.

November 30, 2011

Source:  Health Care Management Review, vol. 36, iss. 4 pp 359-68

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Date of publication: October 2011

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Looks at patient safety from the perspective of the patient. The aim was to examine relationships among service quality, patient safety perceptions, and patient satisfaction by testing a model that hypothesized a mediating role for patient safety perceptions.

Length of publication:  10 pages