Monday, September 23, 2013

Research Brief: Effect of NQF Safe Practices on Patient Outcomes

Led by Richard Lindrooth and John Welton, an interdisciplinary team at the Medical University of South Carolina examined how adoption of the National Quality Forum safe practices affects nursing sensitive patient safety outcomes. Barriers to adoption of these practices were also explored. This team took a step beyond existing literature by testing whether the implementation of safe practices leads to more effective use of nurses, and whether this leads to better performance on patient safety outcomes.

Access the research brief.

Histogram of Adoption of Safe Practices, 2004-2006

This post is part of a series to provide the public with research briefs on INQRI-funded projects across a range of interests.

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