Strategies for improving quality – Why physicians should be involved in the effort
Abstract: It’s critical that hospitals participate in quality improvement and reporting programs. For example, the Joint Commission requires that hospitals comply with the National Patient Safety Goals. But, more important, it’s necessary that physicians be part of these programs as well. Quality improvement (QI) in hospitals naturally starts with the hospital’s physicians. This article delves into physicians’ work priorities, explains the value of QI projects, and more.