QuIRI (quality improvement and research in imaging) program: a means to promote and coordinate research and quality-improvement activities in radiology

Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
Pediatric Radiology (Impact Factor: 1.57). 02/2011; 41(4):413-6. DOI: 10.1007/s00247-011-1993-7
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: Both horizontally oriented interventions (aimed at improving culture and environment in an effort to reduce the number of human errors potentially leading to patient harm) and vertically oriented (aimed at a specific area of errors) are needed to create a comprehensive safety program in radiology. Our objective is to describe horizontal interventions introduced to improve safety in radiology. CONCLUSION: Horizontal interventions--such as operational rounds with radiology leadership, safety coach programs, error prevention training, and a lessons-learned communication program--can successfully improve the safety culture and performance in radiology.
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