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Exposure to fine particles in the atmosphere can adversely affect health and even lead to premature death. Recently, South Korea has attracted attention because of its rapid increase in the concentration of Particulate Matter (PM).
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Name: Environmental research
Improving health and health services requires both better knowledge (a key function of research) and better action to adapt and use what is already known (quality improvement). However, organizational...
Existing quality improvement (QI) models have been used with varied success in health care. We developed the EPIDEM Model of Quality Improvement to apply QI principles to health care and promote a wid...
Process mining offers ways to discover patient flow, check how actual processes conform to a standard, and use data to enhance or improve processes. Process mining has been used in health care for abo...
The benefits of social support for caregivers raising a child with a disability have been identified in the literature. These benefits include the improvement of the mental and physical well-being of ...
Large amounts of air pollutants emitted from massive coal combustion result in the air quality deterioration and threaten public health in China. To improve air quality, the Chinese government release...
The aim of the study is to evaluate a health workforce capacity building and quality improvement intervention focused on integrated day-of-birth and post-pregnancy care at 16 hospitals in ...
A true estimation of gestational age (GA) plays animportant role in quality of maternity care such asassessment of fetal growth and to schedule the labordate. Any inaccurate estimation may...
Twenty-seven hospitals in China will participate in the study, which aims to increase breastfeeding rate in the NICU and reduce the clinical complications in very low birth weight infants ...
The PATHWAYS for Health Equity research program builds on the 5-year FORGE AHEAD Indigenous diabetes quality improvement research program (2013 - 2017). PATHWAYS for Health Equity, a 3-ye...
The present study focuses on the quality of care and how the health executives can bring it to a central place in their management. A training-action has been set-up at the Health Executiv...
An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, translating, publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of health care delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.
A databank established by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 authorizing the Department of Health and Human Services to collect and release information on the professional competence and conduct of physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health care practitioners. The data include adverse actions on physicians' malpractice, licensure, hospital privileges, concealing of pertinent information, and the like.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.