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Patient Experience and Engagement
AIKEN, L.H., et al, 2018. Patient satisfaction with hospital care and nurses in England : an observational study. BMJ Open, 8(1), pp. (13 January 2018).
CURRIE K., et al, 2018. Understanding the patient experience of health care-associated infection: A qualitative systematic review. American Journal of Infection Control.
GRIFFITHS, A. and LEAVER, M.P., 2018. Wisdom of patients: predicting the quality of care using aggregated patient feedback. BMJ Quality & Safety, 27(2), pp. 110-118.
LEE, R., et al, 2018. The use of patient feedback by hospital boards of directors: a qualitative study of two NHS hospitals in England. BMJ Quality & Safety, 27(2), pp. 103-109.
MEDFORTH, N. and ROOKSBY, K., 2018. Enabling Young Service Users to Provide Feedback on their Experience: An Evaluation of the Pilot Implementation of Children and Young People Accessible Friends and Family Test in General and Dental Practices in NHS England South (South Central). Comprehensive Child & Adolescent Nursing, 41(1), pp. 42-57.
SALGE, T.O., et al, 2018. Giving voice to all patients: On patients at the margins and their intention and perceived ability to complain. Health care management review, 43(2), pp. 126-137.
ARMITAGE, G., et al, 2018. Patient-reported safety incidents as a new source of patient safety data: an exploratory comparative study in an acute hospital in England. Journal of health services research & policy, 23(1), pp. 36-43.
FORD, K.E. and COOPER, L.R.L., 2018. Learning from lawsuits: Ten-years of NHS litigation authority claims against 11 surgical specialities in England. Surgeon (Elsevier Science), 16(1), pp. 27-35.
LIU, Z., et al, - Intraoperative interventions for preventing surgical site infection: an overview of Cochrane Reviews. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2.
PAPOUTSI, C., et al, 2018. Improving patient safety for older people in acute admissions: implementation of the Frailsafe checklist in 12 hospitals across the UK. Age & Ageing, 47(2), pp. 311-317.
PARSHURAM, C.S., et al, 2018. Effect of a Pediatric Early Warning System on All-Cause Mortality in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients: The EPOCH Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 319(10), pp. 1002-1012.
THORNE R.J., et al, 2018. Awareness and compliance with pharmacovigilance requirements amongst UK oncology healthcare professionals. ecancermedicalscience, 12.
TSANG S.T.J., et al, 2018. Underestimation of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA) carriage associated with standard culturing techniques: One third of carriers missed. Bone and Joint Research, 7(1), pp. 79-84.
Quality Assessment and Improvement
ADAMS, D., et al, 2018. Quality improvement collaborative: A novel approach to improve infection prevention and control. Perceptions of lead infection prevention nurses who participated. Journal of Infection Prevention, 19(2), pp. 64-71.
ALI, M., et al, 2018. Hospital heterogeneity: what drives the quality of health care. European Journal of Health Economics, 19(3), pp. 385-408.
ARMSTRONG, N., et al, 2018. Taking the heat or taking the temperature? A qualitative study of a large-scale exercise in seeking to measure for improvement, not blame. Social science & medicine, 198, pp. 157-164.
GREEN S., et al, 2018. Implementing guidelines on physical health in the acute mental health setting: A quality improvement approach. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 12(1).
JONKER, L. and FISHER, S.J., 2018. The correlation between National Health Service trusts' clinical trial activity and both mortality rates and care quality commission ratings: a retrospective cross-sectional study. Public Health (Elsevier), 157, pp. 1-6.
NEWLANDS, R.S., et al, 2018. Quality improvement of community pharmacy services: a prioritisation exercise. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 26(1), pp. 39-48.
SAEED, K., et al, 2018. Clostridium difficile multidisciplinary team root cause analysis: impact on clinical care and circumvention of financial penalties posed by clinical commissioning groups, but at what cost? Journal of Infection Prevention, 19(2), pp. 54-61.
Service Design, Evaluation and Improvement
CHAPMAN, M., et al, 2018. Improving services for people with learning disabilities and dementia: Findings from a service evaluation exploring the perspectives of health and social care professionals. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 46(1), pp. 33-44.
GONCALVES-BRADLEY, D., et al, 2018. Primary care professionals providing non-urgent care in hospital emergency departments. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2, pp. 002097.
JONES, G., et al, 2018. Evaluating the impact of a 'virtual clinic' on patient experience, personal and provider costs of care in urinary incontinence: A randomised controlled trial. PLoS ONE [Electronic Resource], 13(1), pp. e0189174.
Staff Roles, Skills, Effectiveness and Practice
BOWER, R.A., et al, 2018. A qualitative, exploratory study of nurses' decision-making when interrupted during medication administration within the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, 44, pp. 11-17.
CARTWRIGHT, A., 2018. Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: standardising practice. British Journal of Nursing, 27(1), pp. 7-12.
CHUA, W.L., et al, 2018. Factors influencing the activation of the rapid response system for clinically deteriorating patients by frontline ward clinicians: a systematic review. International Journal for Quality in Health Care.
DALTON, M., et al, 2018. Factors that influence nurses’ assessment of patient acuity and response to acute deterioration. British Journal of Nursing, 27(4), pp. 212-218.
FISCHER, S.A., et al, 2018. Consensus achievement of leadership, organisational and individual factors that influence safety climate: Implications for nursing management. Journal of nursing management, 26(1), pp. 50-58.
NASH, R., et al, 2018. Clinicians’ perception of the preventability of inpatient mortality. International J Health Care QA, 31(2), pp. 131-139.
COLLINS, B. (2018) Adoption and spread of innovation in the NHS. The King’s Fund, Jan 2018. https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/sites/default/files/2018-01/Adoption_and_spread_of_innovation_NHS_0.pdf (29.03.18)
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