Quality. Performance Improvement, Teamwork, Information Technology and Protocols. Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Intensive Care Units, Pediatric
  • Medical Errors
  • Patient Care Team
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care

abstract

  • Using the Institute of Medicine framework that outlines the domains of quality, this article considers four key aspects of health care delivery which have the potential to significantly affect the quality of health care within the pediatric intensive care unit. The discussion covers: performance improvement and how existing methods for reporting, review, and analysis of medical error relate to patient care; team composition and workflow; and the impact of information technologies on clinical practice. Also considered is how protocol-driven and standardized practice affects both patients and the fiscal interests of the health care system.

publication date

  • April 2013

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccc.2012.11.002

PubMed ID

  • 23537668

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 129

end page

  • 51

volume

  • 29

number

  • 2