(2010), "Quality and Safety in Women's Health Care, 2nd edition", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 23 No. 8. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2010.06223hae.002Download as .RIS
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Quality and Safety in Women's Health Care, 2nd edition
Article Type: Recent publications From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 23, Issue 8
American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Women's Health Care PhysiciansACOG2010ISBN: 978-1-934946-93-0
Keywords: Women’s healthcare, Quality improvement, Patient safety
As stated in the introduction, Quality and Safety in Women’s Health Care, Second Edition, is intended to serve as a primer for obstetricians and gynecologists starting or managing quality improvement programs within their hospital departments or ambulatory practices by focusing on the following practices:
"The manual is presented in five parts. Part 1 provides background information on the evolution of health care quality improvement efforts. Part 2 provides an overview of quality and safety in the inpatient setting, including quality measurement, disclosure of adverse events, hospital leadership roles in community hospitals and residency programs, and patient safety initiatives. Some information may be adapted for use in the ambulatory setting. Part 3 addresses the issues of assessing clinical competence, one of the key elements of any quality improvement program and certainly a major responsibility for chairpersons of obstetrics and gynecology departments. Part 4 addresses quality and patient safety issues in the outpatient setting. Part 5 covers tools that can be used to analyze data or study management issues. Provided in the appendices are resources that include the 2009 Report of the Presidential Task Force on Patient Safety in the Office Setting and the World Health Organization’s Surgical Safety Checklist."
Quality and safety in the inpatient setting.
Quality and safety in the outpatient setting.
Data analysis tools.