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Assessing the Implementation and Impact of Clinical Quality Improvement Efforts(CABG-THR)

The purpose of this study was to examine the mortality, other adverse clinical outcomes, clinical efficiency, patient functional health status, patient satisfaction, and costs of care of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and total hip replacement (THR) surgery performed in hospitals, using TQM as a strategy to improve quality and outcomes of care.


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  • Quality Improvement Implementation Survey (QIIS)
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  • Top Management Qustionnaire
  • Top Physician Questionnaire
  • Quality Leaders and Members Questionnaire
  • CABG-THR Caregive Team Questionnaire
  • Publications

  • S.M. Shortell, R.H. Jones, A.W. Rademaker, R.R. Gillies, D.S. Dranove, E.F.X. Hughes, P.P. Budetti, K.S.E. Reynolds, and C. Huang. "Assessing the Impact of Total Quality Management and Organizational Culture on Multiple Outcomes of Care for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Patients," Medical Care. February 2000. 38(2):207-217. (Reprinted in the Organization and Delivery of Health Services: A Reader. Routledge Publishers, Edited by Aileen Clarke and Nick Black.
  • Funding

  • Supported by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (Grant No. RO1 HS08523)

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