Not Running a Hospital: Quality without science and research is absurd

A good post on quality control in hospitals and how to effect change, with some specific examples. Quote:

 “A checklist alone is not sufficient. What makes it effective are the attitude, behavior and teamwork that go along with the use of it.”  A checklist applied to an organization that has not engaged in a cultural change that promotes respectful relationships among the clinical staff–described by Peter [Pronovost] as a comprehensive unit-based safety program–will fail.  Peter’s contribution is explaining how to create such an environment and in telling the story of his successes and failures along the way.

Not Running a Hospital: Quality without science and research is absurd.

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