What’s in it for clinicians, managers and patients?
Part of the PQIP methodology is to really support clinicians and managers with how to use data for improvement. Again we have based our methods on the best available evidence and sound scientific theory. From Spring 2017, participating hospitals will be provided with a live dashboard of their results along with quarterly and annual reports. These reports will be customized to meet the interests of different professional groups – surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and managers. We will assist hospitals in the interpretation, distribution and use of their results. We have provided quality improvement tools on our website and will assess how this information is helping to drive improvement at local level. Depending on what hospitals find useful we will be able to adapt reports so that local teams can get the most out of their data. We will be encouraging and supporting local investigators to use their results to lead their own local quality improvement project and research. We will be providing regular videos and podcasts to provide education around QI, the latest research into improving patient outcomes, and spreading inspiring stories of innovation.
We want PQIP to be much more than a normal research study or national audit.
But we are aware that participation will be a big burden on hospitals and staff so we want it to be worthwhile. Therefore, our entire approach to how we support clinicians in using data for improvement is being evaluated in a research project supported by the Health Foundation, which we hope will help us and other national audit, QI and health services research programmes to work with front-line staff to maximize the opportunity to improve patient care and outcome.
If you want to find out more, we’re keen to hear from you. If you want to get your hospital involved then please contact us at email@example.com.
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