In Chicago October 15,1998, the American Medical Association (AMA) Department of Clinical Quality Improvement introduced a broadened scope for its Practice Parameters Forum, now retitled the Clinical Quality Improvement Forum.
The Forum will now focus on integrating all the components of what the AMA has identified as the quality continuum-clinical practice guidelines, performance measurement, and process and outcomes analysis.
Keynote address : The address « The Quality Continuum » heralded the ushering in of a third stage know as « clinical integration, » which will become medicine's « industrial revolution ».
Unexplained clinical variation remains the major roadblock to lowering costs, improving quality, and establishing accountability.
But several tools, from guidelines to case management, will help us work through our industrial revolution and integrate clinically.
Panel I : Guidelines and evidence-based reports : The international Cochrane Collaboration, through its Collaborative Review Groups and systematic reviews, and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, through its Evidence-Based Practice Centers and other programs, are providing the evidence for other groups to use in developing their own guidelines, performance measures, and other tools.
But measuring the effectiveness of implementing clinical preventive services remains a difficult challenge. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Amélioration, Processus, Méthodologie, Qualité, Recommandation, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Improvement, Process, Methodology, Quality, Recommendation, Prevention
Notice produite par :
ORS Auvergne - Observatoire Régional de la Santé d'Auvergne
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 31/05/1999.