1. Which group has little impact on quality in healthcare?
|Payers and purchasers|
1. In recent years, what factor has made the focus on quality improvement efforts in ambulatory care easier?
|Laws requiring a focus on ambulatory care settings|
|Uptake of electronic health records (EHR) in the ambulatory care setting|
|Openness to quality from staff|
|Value-based purchasing arrangements|
1. Why have health systems been slow to adopt electronic health records (EHR) despite their value in improving healthcare quality?
|Professional disagreement on their value|
|Skepticism on the impact on quality|
|Cost and complexity|
|Lack of technical expertise|
1. Why have nursing homes been a significant focus of quality improvement efforts?
|The frailty and vulnerability of the population|
|Historic improvement in outcomes from prior efforts|
|Uptake of electronic health records (EHR) in the nursing home setting|
|Easy of access by quality improvement agencies|
1. Quality measures have four primary uses. Identify the one that falls outside one of these uses.
|Internal quality monitoring and improvement|
|Organizational marketing plans|
|Basis for incentive payments to improve care|
|Public reporting and accreditation|
1. FMEA is a tool that has been applied in healthcare settings. What does it stand for?
|Failed modality end analysis|
|Failure mode and effects analysis|
|Failed medical ending analysis|
|Failure modules and error analysis|
1. Which of the following has not been identified by researchers as a barrier to reporting errors?
|Lack of familiarity with reporting process|
|Uncertainty of what should be reported|
|Avoidance of the administrative hassle|
|Fear of punitive action|
1. When is punitive action not necessarily appropriate?
|When a person knowingly takes an action that could cause harm|
|When the result of the behavior leads to patient death|
|When the behavior is considered criminal or negligent|
|When a person knowingly violates an established procedure|
1. What field of medicine has a low reporting rate of errors despite being a large portion of medical care delivered?
1. What is an execution error?
|Putting the patient at risk through a lack of planning|
|The execution of a plan is carried out|
|When a treatment plan is prepared incorrectly|
|When a plan is correct but not carried out as intended|
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