To help the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburse primary care practices for investing in "comprehensive primary care" capabilities, the authors developed and piloted a method for estimating related practice expenses.
Nov 15, 2018
Evaluation of the Strength Aptitude Test and Other Fitness Tests to Qualify Air Force Recruits for Physically Demanding Specialties
This report evaluates the Strength Aptitude Test and related fitness tests to identify strategies for ensuring airmen can meet job-related physical requirements.
Aug 10, 2018
Development and Maintenance of Standardized Cross Setting Patient Assessment Data for Post-Acute Care: Summary Report of Findings from Alpha 2 Pilot Testing
Results of the Alpha 2 feasibility test, used to help develop standardized assessment-based data elements to meet the requirements of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation(IMPACT) Act of 2014.
Jun 7, 2018
This commentary describes an approach to medical ethnology that can be used in developing patient-centered measures of interest to those studying built environments.
Apr 17, 2018
This report briefly summarizes a gap analysis and alternatives analysis of the Coast Guard cost-estimating workforce.
Apr 11, 2018
It would be beneficial to combine training of health-care professionals in how to speak up about patient safety issues with training of supervisors in how to manage concerns raised by employees.
Dec 14, 2017
Speaking Up About Traditional and Professionalism-Related Patient Safety Threats: A National Survey of Interns and Residents
Interns and residents often observe unprofessional behavior, but they are less likely to speak up about it, compared with traditional patient safety threats, even when they see high potential for patient harm.
May 25, 2017
Measurement as a Performance Driver: The Case for a National Measurement System to Improve Patient Safety
This analysis proposes a federally mandated, nonpunitive national system for monitoring patient safety that relies on accurate measurement as a driver of performance.
Patients/family members can identify factors that contributed to an adverse event they have experienced, but health care organizations are missing a chance to learn from patient experience.
Nov 14, 2016
Improving Communication and Resolution Following Adverse Events Using a Patient-Created Simulation Exercise
Developing a response to adverse events that is truly patient and family centered requires that all the involved stakeholders come to terms with the gap between current practice and what injured patients expect and deserve.
Nov 11, 2016
This article summarizes a study funded by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology to identify contextual factors and facilitation strategies associated with successful infection prevention and to develop ways to disseminate and implement these strategies.
Oct 18, 2016
The Moral Courage Scale for Physicians measures physicians' abilities to stand up for ethical beliefs in the context of patient care.
Jul 21, 2016
We aimed to test the accuracy of an instrument to help detect presence or absence of diagnostic error through record reviews.
Mar 2, 2016
The objectives of this study were to assess variation in safety and teamwork climate and in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) setting, and compare measurement of safety culture scales using two different instruments (Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC)).
Jan 25, 2016
Among pediatric residents, communication skills and a lack of confidence are the most commonly cited barriers to speaking up about patient safety.
Developing the Improving Post-Event Analysis and Communication Together (Impact) Tool to Involve Patients and Families in Post-Event Analysis
Thoughtful conversations with patients and families about what caused an adverse event may uncover information and perspectives otherwise missing from post-event analyses.
For training medical residents, a safety workshop compared with a hospital-based online curriculum did not significantly improve overall resident perceptions of patient safety, though the workshop did lead to improvements among senior residents.
Effective communication and patient safety practices are paramount in health care.
Sep 25, 2015
'Speaking Up' About Patient Safety Concerns and Unprofessional Behaviour Among Residents: Validation of Two Scales
To develop and test the psychometric properties of two new survey scales aiming to measure the extent to which the clinical environment supports speaking up about (a) patient safety concerns and (b) unprofessional behavior.
Jul 30, 2015