We constantly talk about quality improvement on this podcast, but what does it actually take? Is one method better than another? Where should hospitals start in terms of improving quality? On this episode, I sit down with Dr. Jordan Peck of Southern Maine Healthcare and the Harvard School of Public Health for a multifaceted conversation about quality improvement in the medical field.
This episode’s points of interest cover:
- Defining quality improvement in healthcare
- How do we assess the quality of a healthcare institution?
- Dr. Peck’s take on the best way to improve the quality of care
- Comparing different methods for quality improvement
- The relationship between patient safety and quality improvement
- The role of physicians in quality improvement
- Which problems should hospitals tackle first to improve quality?
- Looking back at the quality improvement and patient safety movements
- Examining the benefits and limitations of checklists
- Areas Dr. Peck thinks are overdue for a quality improvement
- The future of quality improvement and the “magic wand question”
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