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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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Fekieta R, Rosenberg A, Jenq GY
A new tool to assess clinician experience with patient care transitions.
The authors developed a brief survey to gauge clinician experience with patient care transfers that occur within a hospital. They found that, overall, the survey was feasible to implement and was built to optimize content, construct, and response process validity. Survey results drove practical improvement work, such as informing a verbal transfer protocol to improve nursing preparedness to receive patients on general medicine units. They concluded that, as a practical tool, the survey and its results can help hospital administrators to focus on categories of transfer activities that are most problematic for clinicians and to track trends for quality improvement.
Citation: Fekieta R, Rosenberg A, Jenq GY . A new tool to assess clinician experience with patient care transitions. Qual Manag Health Care 2021 Apr-Jun;30(2):87-96. doi: 10.1097/qmh.0000000000000290..
Keywords: Transitions of Care, Quality Improvement, Quality of Care, Provider: Clinician, Provider
Rogers ES, Cuthel AM, Berry CA
Clinician perspectives on the benefits of practice facilitation for small primary care practices.
This study examined the effectiveness of practice facilitation to improve cardiovascular disease in 257 small independent primary care practices (SIPs) enrolled in the AHRQ-funded EvidenceNOW initiative called HealthyHearts. These SIPs were enrolled in HealthyHearts NYC in New York City. Interviews were conducted with SIPs with 3 or fewer office staff and their answers were compared with interviews with practices with more than 3 office staff. Three facilitation benefits were found to the most important, including 1. Creating awareness of quality gaps; 2. Connecting practices to information, resources, and strategies, and; 3. Optimizing the HER for QI goals.
Citation: Rogers ES, Cuthel AM, Berry CA . Clinician perspectives on the benefits of practice facilitation for small primary care practices. Ann Fam Med 2019 Aug 12;17(Suppl 1):S17-s23. doi: 10.1370/afm.2427..
Keywords: Primary Care, Provider: Clinician, Provider: Physician, Provider, Quality Improvement, Quality of Care, Cardiovascular Conditions, Heart Disease and Health, Evidence-Based Practice, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
McGrath SP, Perreard IM, Garland MD
Improving patient safety and clinician workflow in the general care setting with enhanced surveillance monitoring.
This researched analyzed the impact of implementing an improved clinical monitoring system with enhanced surveillance. This enhanced monitoring system was shown to improve patient safety and clinical workflow in inpatient hospital settings. After implementation higher staff satisfaction was shown and reduced average vital signs data collection time by 28%. It improved the availability and accuracy of patient information. However, there was little or no impact on clinical alarms.
Citation: McGrath SP, Perreard IM, Garland MD . Improving patient safety and clinician workflow in the general care setting with enhanced surveillance monitoring. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 2019 Mar;23(2):857-66. doi: 10.1109/jbhi.2018.2834863..
Keywords: Hospitals, Inpatient Care, Patient Safety, Provider: Clinician, Quality Improvement, Workflow