Hello and Happy New Year.
Out of curiosity, have you started this project? If so, which area of credentialing has warranted the most attention in terms of quality improvement. It has been my understanding that a number of institutions have a difficult time with adverse clinical occurrences and malpractice. Do you share this…[Read more]
Yes. Acquiring a green belt or black belt certification would increase your marketability in my opinion. As the nursing shortage continues, q/a, pm, and q/c opportunities will also be available. This assumption is based on reports by the American College of Nursing (2009) and Department of Labor Report (2009).
As I mentioned before, Six Sigma is a new animal in long-term care. You could possibly check with your respective city and state agencies that conduct annual inspections of long term care facilities in your state. But, it is highly unlikely that the state level has adopted this method of quality assurance.
I am fully aware of the economical and human resource related constraints confronting pathology labs. Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement methodologies have also played a critical factor in this scenario. However, a descent baseline for your concept is the American College of Pathologists. In addition, there are Six Sigma articles that…[Read more]
Hello. I believe so. Poisson distribution process may assume that the probability of events is small enough to avoid having multiple events at the same time. In your particular case of patient discharge rates; one may also preclude that an expected number of occurences may only depend on the length of the interval over which they are…[Read more]
This is a very interesting area you are persuing. SNF’s are challenging environments with limited resources. So I understand if the primary stakeholders have no understaning of what you are attempting to accomplish. May I suggest a tool on stakeholder management which may assist.…[Read more]
John,You have an interesting task at hand. My initial thought in terms of survey development is a cross-sectional with Likert Scale forced responses. This would allow you to perform a 2-tailed T test, when examing the mean and determining statistical significance @ p
Gary,This is a tricky question. I don’t believe the APA requires citations (unless a study, statistics,etc are being utilized)it may not be appropriate to utilize APA format. Have you considered Chicago? E
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