The Foundation's program, Improving the Quality of Hospital Care, was designed to help individual hospitals develop the means to identify and address problems in the quality of patient care.This is a grant to develop a consortium of nine public hospitals in California, represented by the Public Hospital Institute (a research subsidiary of California Association of Public Hospitals). A resource center will be developed at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. The project objectives are: (1) share information regarding quality assurance and improvement activities within the consortium; (2) draw in new information for consortium members on quality improvement methods; (3) respond to consortium members' requests for information and for support on quality assurance; and (4) develop and conduct two innovative demonstration projects in consortium hospitals. The expected outcomes are an operational consortium with a resource center serving the needs of member hospitals and a detailed plan for consortium members to work collectively and individually to improve quality of care.
Amount Awarded $314,536.00
Awarded on: 7/26/1990
Time frame: 8/1/1990 - 6/30/1992
Grant Number: 17158