This article describes the implementation and utilization of a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program in the identification, analysis, and correction of a rate-based event in anesthesia, in this case, intraoperative hypertension. A CQI program was implemented based on voluntary, handwritten, anonymous reports of intraoperative and postanesthesia care unit events. This CQI program detected a high incidence of intraoperative hypertension, indicated major causal factors, suggested a set of corrective measures, and allowed for measurement of their efficacy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health