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Quality Improvement

Evidence to support quality improvement leads to better patient outcomes and more efficient and effective systems of care. It includes expanding our understanding and application of what works best, when, as well as efforts that seek to reduce harms and unnecessary care.

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Translating Research to Practice: Recommended Practices for Hospitals to Reduce Diagnostic Errors

Experts from The Leapfrog Group, an AcademyHealth organizational member, explore the challenges of translating diagnostic research into widespread action. A new initiative aims to address this and rapidly reduce harm from diagnostic error through public reporting and accountability.
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Challenges and Opportunities for Authentic Patient Engagement in a Virtual Research Environment

The second post in our Weitzman Institute blog series on conducting health equity research during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights challenges and lessons learned in building rapport and authentically engaging with patients in a virtual research environment.
Blog Post       Enhancing Systems of Care for Children with Medical Complexity

Enhancing Systems of Care for Children with Medical Complexity

AcademyHealth, Boston Children’s Hospital, and FamilyVoices, partner to support five Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)-funded demonstration sites to optimize health and well-being for children with medical complexity and their families while also achieving health equity for these populations.
Posted Sep 27, 2022 By Lauren Adams, M.A.
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Hysterectomy Rates Differ by Race and Geography, with Greater Racial Disparities Tied to County Socioeconomic Status

Hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure for non-elderly women. While highly effective for some conditions, rates are generally declining in the United States due to tensions between its risks and benefits. The decline in use, however, is greater for white women than Black women.  This ‘plain language summary’ reviews findings from a new study that indicates this disparity is amplified in areas with higher socioeconomic status.
Posted Sep 24, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren