The core business of hospitals now requires, for both competitiveness and quality improvement reasons, that hospitals move beyond their physical and conceptual walls to form community partnerships.
The hospital's role as a partner in community-based health improvement systems : Hospitals, as organizations that are significant health care, social, and economic institutions in their communities, should play a leading role in mobilizing resources for such community-level health improvement efforts.
Moving outside the walls to improve quality : Three examples of extending hospital efforts into the community demonstrate that improvement of a problem involving hospital care can derive from a collaborative, community-based activity.
In Boston, infection control-once a standard, strictly in-house procedure-has been forced by altered patterns of hospital use to become a largely community-based process.
In Chicago, a variety of health care providers and community representatives have worked effectively to reduce mortality and morbidity in a single disease (asthma) model.
In Akron, Ohio, Lifelink program hospitals, working together with community agencies and groups in a door-to-door neighborhood program, improved the effectiveness of prenatal care and the quality of birth outcomes. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital, Santé communautaire, Soin, Réseau, Qualité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital, Community health, Care, Network, Quality
Notice produite par :
ORS Auvergne - Observatoire Régional de la Santé d'Auvergne
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 19/02/1999.