BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
, a new searchable repository of global quality improvement evidence and best practice. It aims to help healthcare professionals
improve healthcare by providing a new structured format for healthcare professionals to document innovations and excellence
Submissions are only accepted from subscribers to BMJ Quality to help make the published reports searchable and as useful as possible. Users are provided with an online template which takes users step-by-step through an improvement project whilst helping them to document and share their work. Over 20 learning resources, case examples and an on-call faculty of experts are available to help.
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Improving Clinical Remission Rates in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Previsit Planning
The Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) adopted a Previsit Planning (PVP) model
to identify and discuss symptomatic patients prior to their appointments to identify specific issues that impact disease management.
Using the Model for Improvement framework, the team began a weekly review and made care recommendations of patients with active
disease who were cared for by one physician. Interventions were modified over multiple Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) improvement
cycles to increase the number of providers and to include patients with mild or moderate disease activity. The clinical remission
rate for the Center's patients increased from 77% (n=597) in September 2014 to 83% (n=585) in August 2015 and has been maintained.
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whilst helping them to document and share their work. Over 20 learning resources, case examples and an on-call faculty of
experts are available to help.
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