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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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Montori VM, Hargraves I, McNellis RJ
AHRQ Author: Montori VM, McNellis RJ, Ganiats TG, Genevro J, Miller T, Ricciardi R
The Care and Learn Model: a practice and research model for improving healthcare quality and outcomes.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality conducted internal work to formulate a model that could be used to analyze the Agency's research portfolio, identify gaps, develop and prioritize its research agenda, and evaluate its performance. In this study, the researchers produced a model caring and learning. The Agency and the health services research and improvement communities can use this Care and Learn Model to frame an evidence-based understanding of vexing clinical, healthcare delivery, and population health problems and to identify targets for investment, innovation, and investigation.
Citation: Montori VM, Hargraves I, McNellis RJ . The Care and Learn Model: a practice and research model for improving healthcare quality and outcomes. J Gen Intern Med 2019 Jan;34(1):154-58. doi: 10.1007/s11606-018-4737-7..
Keywords: Quality of Care, Healthcare Delivery, Evidence-Based Practice, Organizational Change
Rangachari P, Madaio M, Rethemeyer RK
The evolution of knowledge exchanges enabling successful practice change in two intensive care units.
There are gaps in understanding the mechanisms by which top-down communications enable practice change. The authors sought to address these gaps in order to help identify evidence-based management strategies for successful practice change at the unit level. They found that both intensive care units studied experienced substantially improved outcomes and indicated a statistically significant increase in proactive communications. Early in the study, champions emerged within each unit to initiate process improvements. The authors concluded that the study helped to identify evidence-based management strategies for successful practice change at the unit level.
Citation: Rangachari P, Madaio M, Rethemeyer RK . The evolution of knowledge exchanges enabling successful practice change in two intensive care units. Health Care Manage Rev 2015 Jan-Mar;40(1):65-78. doi: 10.1097/hmr.0000000000000001.
Keywords: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Critical Care, Communication, Evidence-Based Practice, Organizational Change, Prevention, Patient Safety