Improvement

 Subscribe to NHS Institute Alert Improvement Feed

February 2010

Best of health: improving lives through smarter care
Centre for Business and Industry
February 2010

Improving benchmarking by using an explicit framework for the development of composite indicators: an example using pediatric quality of care
J Profit, KV Typpo, SJ Hysong, LD Woodard, MA Kallen, LA Petersen
Implementation Science, 2010, 5:13

Achieving efficiency improvements in the health sector through the implementation of information and communication technologies: final report
Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
2010

Measuring performance is essential to patient-centred care
PC Hebert
Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2010, 182(3), pp225

General practitioners’ perceptions of the effectiveness of medical interventions: an exploration of underlying constructs
F Vogt, D Armstrong, TM Marteau
Implementation Science, 2010, 5:17

Linking up for better health care

S Cook
British Medical Journal, 2010, 340:c768
NHS Athens passwords may be required to access this resource, and can be obtained by registering here. Choose the Athens login option.

The Productive Ward: Releasing time to care: learning and impact review: final report

National Nursing Research Unit, King’s College London and NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
February 2010

Learning from the best: what the NHS needs to do to implement high quality care for all
Chris Ham
University of Birmingham and NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
December 2009

Six years on: delivering the diabetes National Service Framework
Department of Health
February 2010

Fair society, healthy lives: the Marmot review: strategic review of health inequalities in England post 2010
Chaired by Professor Sir Michael Marmot
February 2010

Aligning rewards with large-scale improvement
KE Mandel
Journal of the American Medical Association, 2010, 303(7), 663-664
NHS Athens passwords may be required to access this resource, and can be obtained by registering here. Choose the Athens login option.

General practitioners’ opinions on how to improve treatment of mental disorders in primary health care. Interviews with one hundred Norwegian general practitioners
A Mykletun, A Knudsen, T Tangen, S Overland
BMC Health Services Research, 2010, 10:35

Replicating high-quality medical care organizations
D Mechanic
Journal of the American Medical Association, 2010, 303(6), pp55-556
NHS Athens passwords may be required to access this resource, and can be obtained by registering here. Choose the Athens login option.

Effectiveness of five different approaches in management of urinary tract infection: randomised controlled trial
P Little, MV Moore, S Turner, K Rumsby, G Warner, JA Lowes, H Smith, C Hawke, G Leydon, A Arscott, D Turner, M Mullee
British Medical Journal, 2010;340 c199

Effects of computerized clinical decision support systems on practitioner performance and patient outcomes: methods of a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review
RB Haynes, NL Wilczynski
Implementation Science, 2010, 5:12

Evaluation of a community pharmacy-based intervention for improving patient adherence to antihypertensives: a randomized controlled trial
R Lau, K Stewart, KP McNamara, SL Jackson, JD Hughes, GM Peterson, DA Bortoletto, J McDowell, MJ Bailey, A Hsueh, J George
BMC Health Services Research, 2010, 10:34

Improving benchmarking by using an explicit framework for the development of composite indicators: an example using pediatric quality of care
J Profit, KV Typpo, SJ Hysong, LD Woodard, MA Kallen, LA Petersen
Implementation Science, 2010, 5:13

Department of Health: Progress in improving stroke care
National Audit Office
February 2010

A systematic approach to practice assessment and quality improvement intervention tailoring

MC Ruhe, C Carter, D Litaker, KC Stange
Quality Management in Health Care, 2009, 18(4), pp268-277
This item is not available in full text. Please contact your local health library service.

ProvenCare: quality improvement model for designing highly reliable care in cardiac surgery
SA Berry, MC Doll, KE McKinley, AS Casale, A Bothe Jr
Quality and Safety in Health Care, 2009,18(5), pp360-38
NHS Athens passwords may be required to access this resource, and can be obtained by registering here. Choose the Athens login option.

Delivering health care on the streets: challenges and opportunities for quality management
EC Howe, DS Bucks, J Withers
Quality Management in Health Care, 2009, 18(4), pp239-246
This item is not available in full text. Please contact your local health library service.

Improving health outcomes in deprived communities: evidence from the new deal for communities programme
Communities and Local Government
February 2010

Influencing public behavior to improve health and wellbeing: an independent report
G Mulgan
February 2010

Primary prevention from the epidemiology perspective: three examples from the practice
I Pigeot, S De Henauw, R Foraita, I Jahn, W Ahrens
BMC Medical Research Methodology, 2010, 10:10

Trends in publications regarding evidence practice gaps: a literature review

AE Evensen, R Sanson-Fisher, C D’Este, M Fitzgerald
Implementation Science, 2010, 5:11

E-learning to support health literacy, health promotion and disease management in community settings
L Atack, R Luke
Canadian Council on Learning
November 2009

IHI Improvement Map demonstration
This is a recording of a Webex demonstrating the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Improvement Map. The recording lasts about 45 minutes.

Do health improvement programmes fit with MRC guidance on evaluating complex interventions?
M Mackenzie, C O’Donnell, E Halliday, S Sridharan, S Platt
NHS Athens passwords may be required to access this resource, and can be obtained by registering here. Choose the Athens login option.

Delivering better care at end of life: the next steps: Report from the Sir Roger Bannister Health Summit
Edited by R Addicott, R Ashton
The Kings Fund
January 2010