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Using QI methods to improve patient care and safety with Professor Rosa Sunol

Date:  13 November 2017

Presenter:  Prof. Rosa Sunol, MD PhD, Director, Avedis Donabedian Research Institute, Spain

Track 3:
 Patient Safety

What our Participants say...

"This webinar was very beneficial and I got to know about quality improvement. I most enjoyed the discussion about element, process and outcome classification.”

Azubuike Benjamin Nwako
Senior Technical Advisor and Paediatric Specialist, Lesotho

"This webinar was very beneficial as it helped to update my knowledge regarding QI methods to improve patient care and safety. The importance of proximal effect was the element I found most useful.”

Ashebir Kidane
Regional Program Manager, Ethiopia

About the Webinar

This webinar intends to discuss the different approaches to address quality measurement (structure, process and outcomes) and its impact when implementing a quality program. It will use real life results of the DUQuE project in 279 hospital departments in six countries about the impact of quality system in key process and outcomes.

Learning Objectives

1. To describe the difference between the main types of measures (structure, process, outcome) and its relationship.
2. To explore the relationship between Quality Improvement strategies and patient safety: the DUQuE study and its implications will be presented as an example.
3. To briefly describe the process of implementing quality interventions.
Intended Audience
Professionals with at least basic knowledge of quality improvement methods, including quality coordinators, managers and health care professionals.

About the Presenter

Prof. Rosa Sunol MD PhD is the Director at Avedis Donabedian Research Institute (FAD). In this position, she oversees this research and implementation organization that supports quality improvement in health and social care in Spain since 1989. She holds the Donabedian Research Chair in Quality at the Faculty of Medicine in the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is Deputy Editor at the International Journal for Quality in Health Care since 1991 and has over 30 years of experience in health and social care research on quality. She has published articles, books and participated in more than 20 international funded research projects as leader and partner, and implemented more than 230 internal quality programs (hospitals, PHC, long term care, home care, behavioural health care and social services) in Spain and Latin America.