Implementation of departmental quality strategies is positively associated with clinical practice: Results of a multicenter study in 73 hospitals in 7 european countries

Rosa Sunol, Cordula Wagner, Onyebuchi A. Arah, Solvejg Kristensen, Holger Pfaff, Niek Klazinga, Caroline A. Thompson, Aolin Wang, Maral DerSarkissian, Paul Bartels, Philippe Michel, Oliver Groene, D. S. Kringos, M. J.M.H. Lombarts, T. Plochg, M. A. Lopez, M. Secanell, P. Vallejo, F. Saillour-Glenisson, M. CarS. Jones, E. Klaus, S. Bottaro, P. Garel, M. Saluvan, C. Bruneau, A. Depaigne-Loth, C. D. Shaw, A. Hammer, O. Ommen, D. Botje, H. Kutaj-Wasikowska, B. Kutriba, A. Escoval, A. Lívio, M. Eiras, M. Franca, I. Leite, F. Almeman, H. Kus, K. Ozturk, R. Mannion, A. Thompson

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Abstract

© 2015 Sunol et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Background: Given the amount of time and resources invested in implementing quality programs in hospitals, few studies have investigated their clinical impact and what strategies could be recommended to enhance its effectiveness. Objective: To assess variations in clinical practice and explore associations with hospital- and department- level quality management systems. Design: Multicenter, multilevel cross-sectional study. Setting and Participants: Seventy-three acute care hospitals with 276 departments managing acute myocardial infarction, deliveries, hip fracture, and stroke in seven countries.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0141157
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

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