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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Identification of risk factors by systematic review and development of risk-adjusted model

September 28, 2011

Source:  Health Technology Assessment  Vol 15, No.3

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Date of publication:  September 2011

Publication type:  Systematic review

In a nutshell: This issue looks at surgical site infections (SSIs), which can lead to patient death.  SSIs are complications from surgery.  This review looks at SSI risk factors, and investigates the importance of postdischarge surveillance (PDS). 

Length of publication:  172 pages

Acknowledgements:  NHS Evidence