October 1, 2007 | Toolkit
Patient Safety and Outcomes
November 30, 2007 | Program Results Report
The University of Oregon defined patient activation as it relates to those with chronic illness, and developed and tested an instrument to measure patient activation.
January 1, 2006 | Journal Article
Nurses are the largest group of health care professionals providing direct patient care in hospitals, and the quality of care for hospital patients is strongly linked to the performance of nursing staff, according to an Institute of Medicine report. ...
Institute for Family-Centered Care Addresses the Impact of Hospital Design on Patient Care and Patient and Staff Satisfaction
October 1, 2006 | Program Results Report
The Institute for Family-Centered Care worked to enhance understanding of hospital design and its effects on patient care as well as on patient and staff satisfaction.
December 1, 2006 | Program Results Report
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducted a pilot study to identify and assess why immigrant mothers (primarily those from Mexico) living in the United States have better pregnancy outcomes than native-born Hispanic mothers.
March 22, 2005 | Program Results Report
From 1988 through 2003, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported the Development and Implementation of a Quality Improvement System for Home Health Care. The effort comprised six projects and was designed to improve the quality of home health, long-term and ambulatory care, and to study methods to improve health care quality in these settings.
New England Medical Center Analysis Shows No Difference in Health Outcomes Between Fee-for-Service Medicare and Medicare HMOs
April 27, 2005 | Program Results Report
In 2003 investigators at New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston, collected four-year follow-up data from a cohort of Medicare beneficiaries under study since 1998 to examine differences in health outcomes related to physical and mental health and death for beneficiaries enrolled in traditional fee-for-service Medicare versus those enrolled in Medicare HMOs.
States Develop Strategies to Reduce Medical Errors and Improve Patient Safety Through Hospital Reporting Systems
May 24, 2005 | Program Results Report
From 2000 to 2003, staff at the National Academy for State Health Policy assisted state officials in developing strategies to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety through mandatory hospital reporting systems.
September 16, 2005 | Program Results Report
In 2003, the Association of American Medical Colleges convened a multidisciplinary team of health care experts to create a framework for redesigning the clinical settings in which medical students and residents learn.
October 26, 2005 | Program Results Report
In 2004, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation sponsored a conference on the long-term effects of anesthesia on patients and made three recommendations of areas for future research.