Introduction to healthcare quality management

Practice Experience: Applying Measurement Tools to a Practice Problem

Conduct a collaboration interview with two or three key leaders in your practice setting to determine the measures for your practice problem and associated challenges impacting measurement for your practice problem (include confidentiality, anonymity, access issues, etc.). Perform an existing evidence review on your practice problem ( Safety related to Falls in Hospice Home bound patients) and search for evidence that demonstrates how your practice problem is measured across the country.

Post a description of the measures identified from the interviews, the challenges to obtaining the data that were discussed, and a summary of how this quality indicator is measured in the literature. Discuss any gaps in the data that were identified and additional sources that might be needed to obtain this data. Be sure to support your practice problem with the literature that indicates the relevance of this problem for nursing practice. Provide evidence from practice and data that is available.

Spath, P. (2018). Introduction to healthcare quality management (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.

  • Chapter 3, “Measuring      Performance” (pp. 35-78)
  • Chapter 4, “Evaluating Performance” (pp.      79-118)

Yoder-Wise, P. S. (2019). Leading and managing in nursing (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

  • Chapter 23, “Managing      Quality and Risk” (pp. 406-427)
  • Chapter 24, “Translating Research Into      Practice” (pp. 427-449)

Perla, R. J., Provost, L. P., & Murray, S. K. (2011). The run chart: A simple analytical tool for learning from variation in healthcare processes. BMJ Quality and Safety, 20(1), 46–51. 

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