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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Natafgi N, Zhu X, Baloh J
Critical access hospital use of TeamSTEPPS to implement shift-change handoff communication.
Implementation of handoff as part of TeamSTEPPS initiatives for improving shift-change communication is examined via qualitative analysis of on-site interviews and process observations in 8 critical access hospitals. Comparing implementation attributes and handoff performance across hospitals shows that the purpose of implementation did not differentiate between high and low performance, but facilitators and barriers did.
Citation: Natafgi N, Zhu X, Baloh J . Critical access hospital use of TeamSTEPPS to implement shift-change handoff communication. J Nurs Care Qual 2017 Jan/Mar;32(1):77-86. doi: 10.1097/ncq.0000000000000203.
Keywords: Communication, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, TeamSTEPPS, Transitions of Care
Ward MM, Baloh J, Zhu X
Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services framework applied to TeamSTEPPS implementation in small rural hospitals.
An evidence-based program focused on quality enhancement in health care, termed TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), has been widely promoted by AHRQ. The authors apply the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) framework in studying its implementation to identify elements that are most closely related to successful implementation. The current findings provide support for the PARIHS framework.
Citation: Ward MM, Baloh J, Zhu X . Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services framework applied to TeamSTEPPS implementation in small rural hospitals. Health Care Manage Rev 2017 Jan/Mar;42(1):2-13. doi: 10.1097/hmr.0000000000000086.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Hospitals, Rural Health, TeamSTEPPS, Implementation
Wasserman M, Renfrew MR, Green AR
AHRQ Author: Brach C
Identifying and preventing medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency: key findings and tools for the field.
This article describes the development, content, and testing of two new evidence-based AHRQ tools for limited English proficiency (LEP) patient safety in the hospital setting. These tools contain recommendations to improve detection and prevention of medical errors across diverse populations and to improve team communication through incorporating interpreters in the care process.
Citation: Wasserman M, Renfrew MR, Green AR . Identifying and preventing medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency: key findings and tools for the field. J Healthc Qual. 2014 May-Jun;36(3):5-16. doi: 10.1111/jhq.12065..
Keywords: Disparities, Evidence-Based Practice, Patient Safety, Clinician-Patient Communication, TeamSTEPPS
Mutter R, Clancy C
AHRQ Author: Mutter R, Clancy C
Investing in emergency medicine to improve health care for all Americans: the role of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
This article provides a description of the portfolio of emergency care-related activities that AHRQ sponsors. The discussion includes these areas: conduct of research; tool development; quality indicators; data and analytic capacity; and training of young investigators.
Citation: Mutter R, Clancy C . Investing in emergency medicine to improve health care for all Americans: the role of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Ann Emerg Med 2014 May;63(5):580-3. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.06.021.
Keywords: Emergency Department, Quality of Care, Health Services Research (HSR), Quality Improvement, TeamSTEPPS