Quality improvement and patient safety in burn care
Few clinical sub-specialties require the same degree of intense, dedicated interdisciplinary involvement as major burn injury does. There are countless opportunities for quality improvement interventions to optimise the care that is delivered for these patients at each stage of their care. Burn centres do well to maintain a quality improvement focus in the execution of all activities, and to constantly evaluate how local practices can adapt to evidence-based knowledge. This second part of a series on Quality Improvement (QI), relates to QI pecifically in the context of the care of patients with major burn injury, with reference to concepts like benchmarking and verification, and describes a single published QI initiative.
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