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Quality Measures

The Revolution in Patient Safety and Outcomes

Editors: Salem, Deeb N. (Ed.)

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  • Addresses the quality of quality measures in sub-specialties of clinical medicine
  • Highlights the historical perspective of quality metrics, the evidence for their use, their utility in the hospital setting and in various sub-specialties
  • Includes important updates for clinicians, hospital administrations, and public health agencies to understand quality metrics and their use in medicine
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While the healthcare system continues to shift towards more emphasis on quality metrics, there remains a substantial gap between the expectations of healthcare policies and standards of hospital administrations vs. the realistic care provided by the average healthcare provider. This book offers the perspective of the healthcare provider and aims to fulfill the unmet need to educate other healthcare providers on recognizing quality measures and understanding how to achieve them to meet standards of quality care.  This book covers the historical perspective of quality measures, the context of their existence, their utility, and the contemporary issues related to their use. Simultaneously, it critically addresses the quality of these quality metrics and presents the evidence available to date on the efficacy and the limitations of these quality measures. This text is all-inclusive and is organized into chapters that include the evolution of quality metrics in healthcare, the practical role of hospitals, as well as the practical role of individual healthcare providers in addressing quality metrics. The chapters also include assessment of quality metrics that uniquely pertain to medical and surgical practices, as well as non-clinical quality metrics that specifically target undergraduate and graduate medical training. Finally, the book reflects on the use of contemporary quality metrics and their impact on outcomes, patient care, and public health and policy making. In these chapters, tables and illustrations, including algorithms, will be used to provide systematic approaches to common issues related to quality metrics. In addition, historical anecdotes and case presentations will be used to address pearls in contemporary practice of quality metrics.  Quality Measures is the definitive reference on quality metrics in healthcare and is a valuable resource for healthcare providers, trainees, administrators and public health agencies.

About the authors

Deeb N. Salem, MD

Professor and Chairman

Sheldon M. Wolff

Department of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

Physician-in-Chief

Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA, USA

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-37145-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality Measures
Book Subtitle
The Revolution in Patient Safety and Outcomes
Editors
  • Deeb N. Salem
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37145-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37145-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-37144-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 248
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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