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TQIP

William Bromberg brombwi1 at memorialhealth.com
Mon Dec 29 18:04:12 GMT 2014


We have been using TQIP  from very early on. Our biggest problem is figuring out what to do with the information. 

William J. Bromberg, MD, FACS
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> On Dec 29, 2014, at 12:32, Gross, Ronald <Ronald.Gross at baystatehealth.org> wrote:
> 
> We've been using TQIP for the last 3 years or so.  The program is getting better, and I think that it will actually be a really good benchmarking program.
> 
> Ronald I. Gross, MD, FACS
> Chief, Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery & Surgical Critical Care
> Baystate Medical Center
> Associate Professor of Surgery
> Tufts School of Medicine
> 759 Chestnut Street
> Springfield, MA 01199
> 413-794-4022
> ronald.gross at baystatehealth.org
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: trauma-list-bounces at trauma.org [mailto:trauma-list-bounces at trauma.org] On Behalf Of Bjorn, Pret
> Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 12:10 PM
> To: Trauma-List [TRAUMA.ORG] (trauma-list at trauma.org)
> Subject: RE: TQIP
> 
> Let's try that again.  Without hitting "SEND" in mid-edit...
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trauma-list-bounces at trauma.org [mailto:trauma-list-bounces at trauma.org] On Behalf Of Bjorn, Pret
> Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 12:08 PM
> To: Trauma-List [TRAUMA.ORG] (trauma-list at trauma.org)
> Subject: TQIP
> 
> Wondering how many Listers are using the ACS' TQIP for benchmarking, and how?
> 
> We've been submitting data for several quarters and are close to the point where the reports seem realistic (had to FIGURE OUT HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND RECONCILE SOME ENDEMIC COMORBIDITIES); but I'm wary of the temptation to play whack-a-mole with our outliers, and wonder whether anybody's got a more organized approach.  Plus we have a reverification next year, and it makes sense to seek out best practices before our VRC visit...
> 
> Any suggestions or examples welcome.
> 
> Pret Bjorn, RN
> Eastern Maine Medical Center
> Bangor, ME USA
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