Quality Improvement In Neurosurgery. Definition of Quality. Quality of care is the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge. Creating National Awareness.
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Quality Improvement InNeurosurgery
Quality of care is the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge
Institute of Medicine Reports
-To Err Is Human 1999
-Crossing The Quality Chasm 2001
-Preventing Medical Errors 2006
Goal: Improve quality and operational efficiency and reduce costs
What do we want to fix?
Improvement is not measurement. But measurement plays an important role:
Surgical site infection?
Ventricular drain infection?
AED use and overuse?
Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis?
Possible EVD Infection
“Quality problems occur typically not because of failure of goodwill, knowledge, effort or resources devoted to health care, but because of fundamental shortcomings in the ways care is organized”
Trying harder will not work:
Changing systems of care will!