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International Society of Radiology establishes global Quality and Safety Alliance

2016 01 Dec

The International Society of Radiology (ISR) has formally established a new format for its quality and safety activities. The ISR Quality and Safety Alliance (ISRQSA) will act as a convener of and facilitator for continental, regional and national quality and safety campaigns in radiation protection and drive the ISR’s quality and safety agenda.Dr.... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Quality in Practice: Towards a Patient-Centred View

2016 30 Nov

Professor Guidet has been a university medical professor since 1997. He is a member of the research unit INSERM U1136 at the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), the French public organization entirely dedicated to biological, medical and public health research. Guidet is past President (2008 – 2010) of the French Society for... Read more

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Quality Management: The Role of Intensive Care Registries

2016 30 Nov

To initiate, maintain and advance a quality improvement programme in your intensive care unit consumes large amounts of time and energy. There are many advantages for quality management in joining an intensive care registry; the most important is access to precisely defined data for comparative audit.   Intensive Care Registries   Joint collection of... Read more

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Quality

2016 30 Nov

An emphasis on quality of care has always underpinned healthcare, but in recent years quality measurement has come to the fore, as countries around the world seek to provide the best outcomes for patients while facing ever-increasing healthcare costs. In intensive care, despite the heterogeneity of the patient population, great strides have been made... Read more

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Quality and Safety: What Have We Learned?

2016 04 Oct

Communication is key when it comes to improving quality and safety in intensive care, according to Todd Dorman, President, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Professor and Vice Chair Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University. “We need to create a culture where mistakes will be identified”, he said.Speaking at the Global Tracheostomy Collective meeting... Read more

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Measuring ICU Performance in Value-Based Healthcare Era

2016 29 Jul

In the move to value-based payment for U.S. healthcare, performance measures will increase in importance, and will focus on clinical quality, resource utilisation, clinical practice improvement and meaningful use of electronic health record technology. Current performance measures, however, often lack validity and interdisciplinary measures are needed... Read more

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ESA2016: Safety in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care a Key Theme

2016 02 Jun

Safety of both patients and doctors was a key theme of Euroanaesthesia 2016, meeting in London. The Sir Robert Macintosh lecture, named after the first professor of anaesthetics outside the United States, was delivered by Sven Erik Gisvold (pictured), Professor of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, from St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. Departments... Read more

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Clostridium Difficile

2016 30 May

A Public Health Threat That Should Be Routinely Included Within Care Quality and Patient Safety Programmes This paper provides an overview of the evidence confirming that CDI independently increases mortality risk in hospitalised patients, and argues for system-wide implementation of specific actions, including care bundles for management (not only... Read more


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