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Defining Adequate Quality and Safety Metrics for Burn Care.

by Johnson, Laura; Shupp, Jeffrey W.
Citation: AMA Journal of Ethics. 20(1):567-574, 2018 Jun 01..Journal: AMA journal of ethics.Published: 2018Full author list: Johnson LS; Shupp JW.UI/PMID: 29905135.Subject(s): IN PROCESS -- NOT YET INDEXEDInstitution(s): MedStar Washington Hospital Center | MedStar Health Research InstituteDepartment(s): Surgery/Burn Services | Firefighters' Burn and Surgical Research LaboratoryActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: (Click here) Abbreviated citation: AMA J Ethics. 20(1):567-574, 2018 Jun 01.Abstract: While current evidence-based practices might be applicable to caring for patients with routine diseases and common injury patterns, their application to burn care is less clear. Quality metrics created for large patient populations have failed to account for diseases that are not included in landmark research. Tasked to provide not only medically appropriate but also high-quality and cost-effective care for patients, burn clinicians must find a balance between patient-specific quality metrics and external quality metrics.Abstract: Copyright (c) 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

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