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Indian J Crit Care Med. 2008 Apr;12(2):67-76. doi: 10.4103/0972-5229.42560.

Quality and performance improvement in critical care.

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Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh PA, USA.


In the past decade, there is an increased focus on quality and safety in health care. Decreasing variation, increasing adherence to evidence based guidelines, monitoring processes, and measuring outcomes are critical for improving quality of care. Intensivists have broad knowledge of hospital organization, and need to be leaders in quality improvement efforts.


Quality; intensivist; outcomes; performance measures; variation

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