GENERAL SURGERY

Collaborative Quality Improvement

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Fig. 12.1 Catheter related bloodstream infection as a function of time following a collaborative intervention in 103 intensive care units in Michigan. Circles represent mean infection per quarter; thick blue…

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Understanding Variations in the Use of Surgery

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Fig. 3.1 Map of Vermont demonstrating hospital services areas. Dark lines represent boundaries of hospital service areas; areas without dots are served principally by New Hampshire hospitals (Reproduced with permission…

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Implementation Science and Quality Improvement

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Model Dissemination and/ or implementation Description Diffusion of Innovations D-only Explains the factors and processes contributing to how, why, and how quickly new advances are spread and adopted in societies…

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Medical Decision-Making Research in Surgery

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Fig. 16.1 Example of questions from the Decision Quality Instrument © for breast cancer surgery 16.3 Interventions to Improve Decisions 16.3.1 Why Intervene? Reports of large geographic practice variations in…

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Finding a Mentor in Outcomes Research

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The mentor’s roles and responsibilities  Traditional view Newer view Paternalistic Empowering Boss/authority Friend/partner Stern/strict Inspiring In charge Let’s go Protective Protective “Raise” the mentee “Develop” the mentee The mentee’s roles…

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