We sought to develop and validate a risk index for in-hospital mortality using only present-on-admission diagnoses, principal procedures, and secondary procedures occurring before the date of the principal procedure.
Australia's Department of Home Affairs is seeking to establish an auditable, transparent and evidence-based approach to capability lifecycle management. The authors of this report describe a principles-based model to meet the department's needs.
Impact now plays a role in the allocation of research funding to UK universities through the Research Excellence Framework (REF), presenting universities with a new challenge: how best to capture research results and construct submissions to the REF. ImpactFinder is an analysis and advice package to help senior research leaders determine how best to identify research with the greatest impact and present it to the REF panels.
Affordability benchmarks and premium-contribution requirements for Children's Health Insurance Program expansions in three states vary substantially, underscoring the ambiguity and subjectivity of affordability standards.
This description of existing indicators that could be used to compare healthcare quality in different countries focuses on effectiveness of care, patient safety and patient experience. Case studies of avoidable mortality and cancer survival illustrate the potential of cross-national comparisons and their difficulties.
A novel and practical quality improvement tool can help hospitals and clinics plan for and respond to the psychological consequences of catastrophic events that create a surge of psychological casualties presenting for health care.
Finds significant and unwarranted variations for prostate cancer care quality indicators by census division and hospital type, which illustrate the inconsistencies in prostate cancer care and represent potential targets for quality improvement.