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Implementing a unit-based quality assurance program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2312663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
QA yields opportunities to improve patient outcomes as well as to identify problem areas. QA activities work when they are planned, systematic, organized, and ongoing. Monitoring is most easily completed concurrently by staff as part of their everyday activities rather than as an extra task to be done after a regular shift. Since staff nurses are the primary caregivers in this institution, a unit-based model for QA, where staff take the responsibility, yielded the best overall improvements in patient outcomes and quality of care.
S W Hendrickson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing quality assurance     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0889-4647     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Qual Assur     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-19     Completed Date:  1990-04-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703781     Medline TA:  J Nurs Qual Assur     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-17     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Hospital Units*
Nursing Care / standards*
Nursing Staff, Hospital / education,  psychology*,  utilization
Quality Assurance, Health Care*

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