February 23, 2012 | Journal Article
Effectiveness and Safety of the Awakening and Breathing Coordination, Delirium Monitoring/Management, and Early Exercise/Mobility Bundle
March 3, 2014 | Journal Article
A bundle of interventions reduce the effects of prolonged sedation, mechanical ventilation, and immobility in critically ill intensive care patients.
October 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Closures of hospital trauma centers have accelerated since 2001 and may disproportionately affect disadvantaged communities.
August 8, 2011 | Video, Story
Aligning Forces for Quality takes root in Humboldt County, Calif.
July 11, 2011 | Program Results Report
Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) was a national initiative to improve hospital patient care and the hospital work environment by empowering front-line nurses to implement innovative new practices on their units.
Association Between Ambulance Diversion and Survival Among Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction
June 15, 2011 | Journal Article
Patients with time-sensitive conditions are adversely affected when the nearest emergency department is temporarily not available.
May 18, 2011 | Journal Article
This nationwide study analyzed market and hospital characteristics associated with the closure of emergency departments from 1990 to 2009. Emergency departments in safety-net and for-profit hospitals were less likely to remain open.
April 18, 2011 | Program Results Report
Ten hospitals throughout the country joined a collaborative learning network, developed strategies to improve the quality and accessibility of their language services, and tested them using five standardized performance improvement measures.
April 6, 2011 | Program Results Report
As the project manager at the University of Michigan said: "We could just grab the phone when patients came in who spoke languages for which we don't have an interpreter."
February 19, 2011 | Program Results Report
McLeod Regional Medical Center of Florence, S.C., worked to speed up heart attack treatment, to reduce the time lapse from when the victim enters the emergency room to when the blocked artery is opened.