Healthcare quality concepts – Hospital/Healthcare Acquired Infections
Write a 2-page APA styled paper on the following:
Discuss Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI).
How can HAI be measured? E.g. rates
What is the standard for acceptable levels of HAI? E.g. Less than X number of cases per year.
In the context of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Six Quality Dimensions, discuss how reducing HAI delivers higher quality healthcare as follows:
1) Patient safety: Care should be as safe for patients in healthcare facilities as in their homes.
2) Effective – Care should apply science and, evidence based medical practices and standards
3) Efficient – Care should be cost-effective, and waste should be removed from the system.
4) Timely – Patients should experience no waits or delays when receiving care and service.
5) Patient Centered – The system of care should revolve around the patient, respect patient preferences, and put the patient in control.
6) Equitable – Unequal treatment should be a fact of the past; disparities should be eradicated.