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There is growing acknowledgement that patients are key stakeholders in improving quality of medical care, yet a key barrier to integrating patients into quality improvement teams (QITs) as patient partners is the lack of evidence of their impact. This mixed-method study was conducted to identify the ways patient partners influence QITs and to document the extent of patient partners' impact.
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Name: Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety
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The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.
Organized efforts to address ongoing psychological and social problems of individuals, their partners, families and caregivers.
Patient care intended to prevent or relieve suffering in conditions that ensure optimal quality living.
Assessment of the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured and directly reported by the patient.
Improvement in the quality of an x-ray image by use of an intensifying screen, tube, or filter and by optimum exposure techniques. Digital processing methods are often employed.