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A Primer on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for Interprofessional Chronic Kidney Disease Care: A Path to Joint Commission Certification.
Pharmacy (Basel) 2019; 7(3)P

Abstract

Interprofessional care for chronic kidney disease facilitates the delivery of high quality, comprehensive care to a complex, at-risk population. Interprofessional care is resource intensive and requires a value proposition. Joint Commission certification is a voluntary process that improves patient outcomes, provides external validity to hospital administration and enhances visibility to patients and referring providers. This is a single-center, retrospective study describing quality assurance and performance improvement in chronic kidney disease, Joint Commission certification and quality outcomes. A total of 440 patients were included in the analysis. Thirteen quality indicators consisting of clinical and process of care indicators were developed and measured for a period of two years from 2009-2017. Significant improvements or at least persistently high performance were noted for key quality indicators such as blood pressure control (85%), estimation of cardiovascular risk (100%), measurement of hemoglobin A1c (98%), vaccination (93%), referrals for vascular access and transplantation (100%), placement of permanent dialysis access (61%), discussion of advanced directives (94%), online patient education (71%) and completion of office visit documentation (100%). High patient satisfaction scores (94-96%) are consistent with excellent quality of care provided.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA. lawdishu@ucsd.edu. Nephrology Department, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA. lawdishu@ucsd.edu.Nephrology Department, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA.Nephrology Department, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA.Nephrology Department, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA.Nephrology Department, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31277293

Citation

Awdishu, Linda, et al. "A Primer On Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for Interprofessional Chronic Kidney Disease Care: a Path to Joint Commission Certification." Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 7, no. 3, 2019.
Awdishu L, Moore T, Morrison M, et al. A Primer on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for Interprofessional Chronic Kidney Disease Care: A Path to Joint Commission Certification. Pharmacy (Basel). 2019;7(3).
Awdishu, L., Moore, T., Morrison, M., Turner, C., & Trzebinska, D. (2019). A Primer on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for Interprofessional Chronic Kidney Disease Care: A Path to Joint Commission Certification. Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland), 7(3), doi:10.3390/pharmacy7030083.
Awdishu L, et al. A Primer On Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for Interprofessional Chronic Kidney Disease Care: a Path to Joint Commission Certification. Pharmacy (Basel). 2019 Jul 3;7(3) PubMed PMID: 31277293.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A Primer on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for Interprofessional Chronic Kidney Disease Care: A Path to Joint Commission Certification. AU - Awdishu,Linda, AU - Moore,Teri, AU - Morrison,Michelle, AU - Turner,Christy, AU - Trzebinska,Danuta, Y1 - 2019/07/03/ PY - 2019/02/14/received PY - 2019/06/19/revised PY - 2019/06/27/accepted PY - 2019/7/7/entrez KW - chronic kidney disease KW - interprofessional care KW - quality assurance JF - Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland) JO - Pharmacy (Basel) VL - 7 IS - 3 N2 - Interprofessional care for chronic kidney disease facilitates the delivery of high quality, comprehensive care to a complex, at-risk population. Interprofessional care is resource intensive and requires a value proposition. Joint Commission certification is a voluntary process that improves patient outcomes, provides external validity to hospital administration and enhances visibility to patients and referring providers. This is a single-center, retrospective study describing quality assurance and performance improvement in chronic kidney disease, Joint Commission certification and quality outcomes. A total of 440 patients were included in the analysis. Thirteen quality indicators consisting of clinical and process of care indicators were developed and measured for a period of two years from 2009-2017. Significant improvements or at least persistently high performance were noted for key quality indicators such as blood pressure control (85%), estimation of cardiovascular risk (100%), measurement of hemoglobin A1c (98%), vaccination (93%), referrals for vascular access and transplantation (100%), placement of permanent dialysis access (61%), discussion of advanced directives (94%), online patient education (71%) and completion of office visit documentation (100%). High patient satisfaction scores (94-96%) are consistent with excellent quality of care provided. SN - 2226-4787 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31277293/A_Primer_on_Quality_Assurance_and_Performance_Improvement_for_Interprofessional_Chronic_Kidney_Disease_Care:_A_Path_to_Joint_Commission_Certification DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -