Educational resources broken down by research area.
Click here to access this resource
As hospitals respond to the national call for health care that is safe, efficient, effective, equitable, timely, and patient-centered, the question of what hospitals are doing to improve quality of care has emerged. A previous brief (Hospital Quality Improvement Activities: A Snapshot of the State of the Art, HRET, 2008) presented an overview of results from a 2006 survey of 470 hospital chief quality officers (CQOs).This second brief addresses two critical topics studied in the survey: staff training and involvement in quality improvement (QI), and nurse staffing levels.These topics help identify where QI activity is found within a hospital.They also address changing roles and relationships as hospitals go through the process of culture change to adopt new proven approaches to patient care.
©2006-2016 by the American Hospital Association. All rights reserved. Noncommercial use of original content on www.aha.org is granted to AHA Institutional Members, their employees and State, Regional and Metro Hospital Associations unless otherwise indicated. AHA does not claim ownership of any content, including content incorporated by permission into AHA produced materials, created by any third party and cannot grant permission to use, distribute or otherwise reproduce such third party content. To request permission to reproduce AHA content, please click here.