How Good Is Good? Benchmarking and the Quest for Quality Improvement in Liver Transplantation

How Good Is Good? Benchmarking and the Quest for Quality Improvement in Liver Transplantation EDITORIAL (SOLICITED VIA EM) How Good Is Good? Benchmarking and the Quest for Quality Improvement in Liver Transplantation Madhukar S. Patel, MD, MBA, ScM, y Ryutaro Hirose, MD, FACS,z and Parsia A. Vagefi, MD, FACS y§ (Ann Surg 2018;267:426–427) The authors are to be commended on this fundamental, and in amiliarized by Xerox Corporation in the 1980s, benchmarking many ways foundational contribution, as it represents the primary F refers to the process of measuring and comparing outputs, report defining benchmarks in a field where studies have been limited services, and practices of one’s firm to those of competitors. Since because of the complexity of factors that influence the outcomes of its inception, widespread use in industry has increased the scope of liver transplant recipients. The observation that survival alone is a benchmarking to include an exchange of information between enti- poor surrogate for outcomes after liver transplant highlights the ties that allows for assessment of high performance and sharing of importance of looking at multiple metrics and informs the need to best practices, with the goal of promoting continuous quality further investigative interventions aimed at reducing complications, improvement. When translated from business to healthcare, bench- which substantially impact patient’ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annals of Surgery Wolters Kluwer Health

How Good Is Good? Benchmarking and the Quest for Quality Improvement in Liver Transplantation

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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0003-4932
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1528-1140
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10.1097/SLA.0000000000002551
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EDITORIAL (SOLICITED VIA EM) How Good Is Good? Benchmarking and the Quest for Quality Improvement in Liver Transplantation Madhukar S. Patel, MD, MBA, ScM, y Ryutaro Hirose, MD, FACS,z and Parsia A. Vagefi, MD, FACS y§ (Ann Surg 2018;267:426–427) The authors are to be commended on this fundamental, and in amiliarized by Xerox Corporation in the 1980s, benchmarking many ways foundational contribution, as it represents the primary F refers to the process of measuring and comparing outputs, report defining benchmarks in a field where studies have been limited services, and practices of one’s firm to those of competitors. Since because of the complexity of factors that influence the outcomes of its inception, widespread use in industry has increased the scope of liver transplant recipients. The observation that survival alone is a benchmarking to include an exchange of information between enti- poor surrogate for outcomes after liver transplant highlights the ties that allows for assessment of high performance and sharing of importance of looking at multiple metrics and informs the need to best practices, with the goal of promoting continuous quality further investigative interventions aimed at reducing complications, improvement. When translated from business to healthcare, bench- which substantially impact patient’

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Annals of SurgeryWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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