Modern Healthcare reporter Jean DerGurahian, based in Chicago, covers patient safety and quality-of-care issues among other sectors. What are her sources saying about trends in the year ahead?
Last year, the quality field introduced a wide range of clinical-improvement initiatives to help reduce medical errors. Expect those efforts to become much more targeted and specific to medical outcomes as quality proponents focus on improving episodes of care. Also look for the development of quality standards that measure how well providers treat patients from the time they enter an emergency room until they meet with their primary-care doctors for follow-up visits.
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