191385 Acting on research findings: Translating results for quality improvement

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:50 PM

Patrick Romano, MD, MPH , Epidemiology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA
There are particular challenges in using research results to drive clinical performance improvement. The intent of the research described in the previous presentation on this panel is specifically to inform clinical performance improvement initiatives. This presentation will describe some of the immediate challenges faced in one of the participating medical centers as research results are discussed with clinicians in an attempt to translate them into constructive actions to improve patient care. The panelist will also reflect on the broader implications that are generalizable to other hospital settings.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will describe the challenges of translating health services research findings into practical objectives for quality improvement Discuss specific focus on care for heart failure patients.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a Principal Investigator on the project being described, as well as the lead at my institution for translating these research results into quality improvement goal.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.