Archive September 2007 VIII, No. 9

QI Studies That Work

The keys to developing and implementing successful quality improvement programs.

Kent Steinriede, Associate Editor

QI studies soon will become more a part of daily life in surgery centers. In 2009, Medicare will require information on QI studies performed in ASCs as part of its Pay for Performance initiative. Accreditation agencies and insurers are also becoming more interested in QI studies and initiatives. Read on if you're looking for a worthwhile quality improvement study to undertake. We talked to a tech who tackled prophylactic antibiotics, an endo center director who improved the accuracy of patient records and an ASC administrator hoping to decrease cancellations.

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