Overall Effect of TCAB on Initial Participating Hospitals

Evaluation at 13 Pilot Facilities

Published in: The American journal of nursing, v. 109, no. 11, suppl., Nov. 2009, p. 59-95

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2008

by Jack Needleman, Patricia H. Parkerton, Marjorie L. Pearson, Lynn Soban, Valda V. Upenieks, Tracy Yee

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Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) is a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The program is designed to improve inpatient care and the hospital work environment by empowering front-line nursing staff. In this article we provide an assessment of the overall effect of TCAB, focusing on the experiences of the 10 hospitals that continued through phase 3 of the initiative.

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