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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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Moyer VA, Papile LA, Eichenwald E
An intervention to improve transitions from NICU to ambulatory care: quasi-experimental study.
The authors tested whether a multifaceted intervention that included a health coach to assist families and an enhanced personal health record to improve the quality of information available to parents and community professionals would decrease adverse events and improve family assessment of the transition of infants born prematurely or with complex medical problems to home. They found that a multicomponent discharge intervention designed to address specific problems identified using Healthcare Failure Modes and Effects Analysis did not reduce certain adverse outcomes in the post-discharge period.
Citation: Moyer VA, Papile LA, Eichenwald E . An intervention to improve transitions from NICU to ambulatory care: quasi-experimental study. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Dec;23(12):e3. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001726.
Keywords: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Ambulatory Care and Surgery, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Transitions of Care
Foster NA, Elfenbein DM, Kelley W, Jr.
Comparison of helicopter versus ground transport for the interfacility transport of isolated spinal injury.
The investigators aimed to determine whether ground transport (GT) for interfacility transfer of patients with spinal injury resulted in less favorable clinical outcomes compared with helicopter aeromedical transport systems (HEMS). They found that GT for interfacility transfer of patients with spinal injury appears to be safe and suitable for patients who lack other compelling reasons for HEMS.
Citation: Foster NA, Elfenbein DM, Kelley W, Jr. . Comparison of helicopter versus ground transport for the interfacility transport of isolated spinal injury. Spine J 2014 Jul;14(7):1147-54. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.07.478.
Keywords: Patient Safety, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Spinal Cord Injury, Transitions of Care