Strategies for successfully updating and improving health care organizations of all kinds
Health care is always evolving and improving. However, the rapid speed of medical advancement can make the adoption of new technologies and practices a challenging process - particularly in large organizations and complex networks. Any projected impact upon quality and outcomes of care must be carefully evaluated so that changes may be implemented in the most efficacious and efficient manner possible.
Improving Patient Care equips professionals and policymakers with the knowledge required to successfully optimize health care practice. By integrating scientific evidence and practical experience, the text presents a cohesive and proven model for practice change and innovation, complete with analysis of innovation, target group and setting; selection and application of strategies; and evaluation of process, outcomes and costs. This new third edition also includes:
Newly written chapters on clinical performance feedback, patient engagement, patient safety, evaluation designs, and methods for process evaluation
Increased emphasis on the role of contextual influences in implementation and improvement
New research examples from across the world and updated scientific literature throughout
Designed to help promote safer and more efficient, patient-centered care and better outcomes, Improving Patient Care is an essential resource for healthcare providers, quality assessors, and students of health services research, health management, and health policy.
About the Author
MICHEL WENSING, Full Professor of Health Services Research and Implementation Science, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg; Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany; Department IQ healthcare, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. RICHARD GROL, Emeritus Professor, Radboud University, Nijmegen; and Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. JEREMY GRIMSHAW, Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario; Full Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario; Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.