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Reform in Action: Improving Quality in Hospitals

For more than a decade, RWJF has sponsored a variety of hospital-based initiatives designed to improve the quality of care provided. These efforts have engaged staff members at all levels within a hospital to measure and improve the quality and safety of patient care, as well as help spread replicable strategies across the country.

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10 Facts About Hospital Quality

10 Facts About Hospital Quality

Research has shown that 70 to 90 percent of errors in hospitals result from badly designed systems of care. Close to 40 percent of all unanticipated hospital deaths occur on medical/surgical units.

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Five Things Providers Can Do to Improve Hospital Quality

Five Things Providers Can Do to Improve Hospital Quality

In hospitals across the nation, teams of doctors, nurses, other frontline staff, and administrators are working with patients and other stakeholders to improve the quality of hospital care.

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Five Things Patients Can Do to Improve Hospital Quality

Five Things Patients Can Do to Improve Hospital Quality

Research shows that the quality of care many people receive in the hospital is not as good as it could be. Being an engaged and informed patient can improve the quality of your hospital care.

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AF4Q Case Study

Why Collaborate for Hospital-Based Quality Improvemenet?

Michael Weaver, MD, FACEP, FCC, Vice President of Clinical Diversity at St. Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, MO talks about how St. Luke's has addressed language services for its patients and why collaboration is important for hospital-based quality improvement.

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RWJF Senior Program Officer Susan Mende discusses Aligning Forces' efforts to innovate and improve the quality of hospital care across the country.

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