practice variation

practice variation

A euphemism for a deviation from normal standards of care.
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Goals of the framework included improving patient outcomes, decreasing practice variation, reducing nurse turnover, inspiring exceptional nursing care, and enabling healthy practice environments (Horoho, 2011).
The amount of knowledge and data that is being accumulated related to health is simply beyond the human grasp and we must recognize that providing more data alone is not necessarily going to lead to making the best decision given the practice variation that we see.
They examine how institutional logics shape individual action; how they relate to frame construction in the emergence of an economic democracy; how institutions get materialized in space, in the context of Jerusalem's Western Wall; a bottom-up approach to institutional logics; practice variation in finance organizations for social impact; domestic tradition as a source of institutional practices and everyday living; the role of denial and emotions in institutional stability and change; rigid environments consisting of established cultures with barriers to change; the impact of temporal structures in institutions; institutional contradictions in political party discourses on education and accountability policy; and how institutionalists matter.
Through this development process, different specialties (internal medicine, anesthesia, internal medicine, family medicine and surgery) were able to agree on a common technique, using a standardized CVC kit, and providing clear documentation and reducing practice variation.
Substantial practice variation across physicians for seemingly similar patients is an unresolved puzzle of great interest to economists and policy makers.
Unwarranted geographical practice variation in healthcare was set on the agenda by Wennberg as an important cost driver in healthcare.
Because practice variation often complicates care, the SBU cares for patients through a standardized, evidence-based practice that incorporates guidelines and checklists.
Ramani and his colleagues at UPMC have also tackled issues with practice variation to make the remote monitoring program for CHF patients more effective.
However, this result reflects real-life clinical practice variation at our hospital.
Restriction to Ontario may have reduced the amount of practice variation we observed compared to what the results of a Canada-wide survey might have revealed.
Results from the clinical practice audits indicated significant practice variation in: cleaning of work surfaces prior to set up; sterility of the dressing pack; and whether or not a three-minute scrub was completed prior to attending to the catheter.
Harris' business intelligence practice variation dashboards are used by physicians, hospital executives and coding professionals to provide meaningful internal and external comparisons.