We have avoided wrong-level spine surgery errors for nearly three years thanks to a stepwise quality improvement process culminating in real-time intraoperative image review by radiologists.
An interdisciplinary team at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital developed an approach to reduce in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest that included new tools and education for nurses.
This operational case study profiles how we helped an affiliated hospital revise its process for elective surgery evaluation and admission. Results include more-satisfied patients and reduced costs.
Extremely low birth weight infants are at heightened risk of developing central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) during their extended NICU stays. Creating a culture of quality and eliminating variability in practice are essential aspects of a quality program aimed at improving outcomes for the tiniest patients.
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A prospective study finds that use of a four-point protocol for STEMI management significantly drove down rates of cardiogenic shock and improved outcomes in patients presenting with it.
An alliance or affiliation with Cleveland Clinic can involve partnering on everything from reducing rates of prolonged postoperative intubation to smarter renovations of procedural lab spaces.
When an alliance partner hospital looked for advice on how to manage surging electrophysiology lab volumes, our data review and recommendations helped them cut lab overtime hours by 44% even as volumes continued to rise.
After implementing several quality improvement initiatives, the Standardized Mortality Rate for Cleveland Clinic Children’s critical care unit is below peers. Samir Latifi, MD, Chair of the Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, discusses how the department approached quality improvement and its impact on patient outcomes.
This case study in collaboration shares how Cleveland Clinic helped an alliance partner hospital dramatically boost its on-time starts in the cath lab and slash its room turnover times over a 12-month period.
Quality improvement successes don’t just happen but instead result from core principles and best practices. A QI leader shares secrets behind recent quality successes in STEMI care, heart failure and more.