Quality Improvement in Gastroenterology: A Systematic Review of Practical Interventions for Clinicians

ConclusionsOur review of quality improvement literature in gastroenterology revealed common themes of successful programs: Education was frequently used but often insufficient, the EMR may be underutilized in guiding decision making, and patient-reported outcomes were infrequently assessed. Further research may be needed to compare QI strategies directly.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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