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A longitudinal, multi-level comparative study of quality and safety in European hospitals: the QUASER study protocol

Robert, GB; Anderson, JE; Burnett, SJ; Aase, K; Andersson-Gare, B; Bal, R; Calltorp, J; ... QUASER team, ; + view all (2011) A longitudinal, multi-level comparative study of quality and safety in European hospitals: the QUASER study protocol. BMC Health Services Research , 11 , Article 285. 10.1186/1472-6963-11-285. Green open access

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Abstract

although there is a wealth of information available about quality improvement tools and techniques in healthcare there is little understanding about overcoming the challenges of day-to-day implementation in complex organisations like hospitals. The 'Quality and Safety in Europe by Research' (QUASER) study will investigate how hospitals implement, spread and sustain quality improvement, including the difficulties they face and how they overcome them. The overall aim of the study is to explore relationships between the organisational and cultural characteristics of hospitals and how these impact on the quality of health care; the findings will be designed to help policy makers, payers and hospital managers understand the factors and processes that enable hospitals in Europe to achieve-and sustain-high quality services for their patients.

Type: Article
Title: A longitudinal, multi-level comparative study of quality and safety in European hospitals: the QUASER study protocol
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-11-285
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-11-285
Language: English
Additional information: © 2011 Robert et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. PMCID: PMC3212959
Keywords: Europe, Hospital Administration, Hospitals, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Multilevel Analysis, Organizational Culture, Patient Safety, Qualitative Research, Quality of Health Care, Research Design, Safety Management
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Applied Health Research
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1363741
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