Decreasing Antibiotic Overuse in Neonatal Intensive Care Units: Quality Improvement Research (Health Care Research and Improvement) (Clinical Report)

Decreasing Antibiotic Overuse in Neonatal Intensive Care Units: Quality Improvement Research (Health Care Research and Improvement) (Clinical Report)

Overutilization of antibiotics and emergence of resistant bacteria are important problems, particularly in intensive care units. To date, reproducible interventions to improve antibiotic utilization in hospitals have not been proven to be effective or safe. Evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines, and health information technology are frequently promoted as means to cross the “quality chasm” described […]

A Centralized Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Curriculum for Residents and Fellows: A Collaboration of Health Sciences Librarians and Graduate Medical Education Administration (Brief COMMUNICATIONS)

A Centralized Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Curriculum for Residents and Fellows: A Collaboration of Health Sciences Librarians and Graduate Medical Education Administration (Brief COMMUNICATIONS)

INTRODUCTION Health sciences librarians have been involved in the education of medical residents and fellows for many years, traditionally providing orientation to library resources or refreshers on MEDLINE searching [1-4]. With the increased focus on evidence-based medicine (EBM) in residency education, health sciences librarians have found a natural partnership in teaching EBM search skills in […]

Medical improvement: An Address Read to the Medical Society, By John Aitken, ...

Medical improvement: An Address Read to the Medical Society, By John Aitken, …

Medical improvement: an address read to the Medical Society, by John Aitken, …, . Medical improvement: an address read to the Medical Society, by John Aitken, … Aitken, John, d. 1790. 35,[3]p. ; 12⁰. Edinburgh : printed for and sold by John Bell, 1777. Reproduction of original from the National Library of Medicine. English Short […]

Unsatisfactory Reporting Rates: 2006 Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Survey)

Unsatisfactory Reporting Rates: 2006 Practices of Participants in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Gynecologic Cytology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Survey)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) assesses practice patterns using survey questionnaires sent to laboratories participating in CAP programs. Cervicovaginal cytology surveys have been used since 1994 and have evaluated practices related to implementation of the Bethesda System (TBS) terminology and reporting rates for interpretive categories used in Papanicolaou (Pap) testing. Benchmarks for unsatisfactory rates […]

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma/Lymphoid Neoplasms (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs)

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma/Lymphoid Neoplasms (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs)

The College of American Pathologists offers these protocols to assist pathologists in providing clinically useful and relevant information when reporting results of surgical specimen examinations. The College regards the reporting elements in the “Surgical Pathology Cancer Case Summary (Checklist)” portion of the protocols as essential elements of the pathology report. However, the manner in which […]

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Tumors of Bone (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs)

Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Tumors of Bone (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs)

The College of American Pathologists offers these protocols to assist pathologists in providing clinically useful and relevant information when reporting results of surgical specimen examinations of surgical specimens. The College regards the reporting elements in the “Surgical Pathology Cancer Case Summary (Checklist)” portion of the protocols as essential elements of the pathology report. However, the […]