What Hospitalists Need to Know About Quality Improvement

What Hospitalists Need to Know About Quality Improvement Curr Emerg Hosp Med Rep (2017) 5:109–113 DOI 10.1007/s40138-017-0139-0 SHARED PRACTICE AND ECONOMIC ISSUES (A AMIN, SECTION EDITOR) 1 2 Loren Khoury & Alpesh Amin Published online: 25 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Introduction Purpose of Review The purpose of this review is to discuss quality improvement in the roles of Hospitalists. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released “to Err is Recent Findings Healthcare has seen two parallel evolutions Human” bringing attention to the state of quality in healthcare in the field over the last 2 decades; the first being the integra- at that time [1]. It was estimated that medical errors lead to tion of industrial quality improvement methodologies into over 98,000 deaths annually. Adverse events were estimated healthcare with the aim of reducing cost and improving qual- to cost $8.5 to $14.5 billion dollars per year. These reports ity of care. At the same time, the inpatient care model has served as a nidus for healthcare quality improvement initiative shifted with the development and significant growth of the that pervades healthcare today. Quality management had been hospitalist profession. long utilized in the industrial world and became an important Summary Hospitalists are physicians http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Emergency and Hospital Reports Springer Journals

What Hospitalists Need to Know About Quality Improvement

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