The primary reasons behind quality and research initiatives are to improve the quality of care, reduce costs, and advance knowledge. Quality initiatives focus on improving patient outcomes by increasing the accuracy of diagnosis, decreasing wait times in emergency departments, reducing medication errors, promoting preventive medicine practices such as immunizations or screenings for chronic illness, and more (Umphred et al., 2018). This can be accomplished through a variety of methods including implementing best practice protocols based off national guidelines or even utilizing technology such as electronic health records which can help streamline processes while also ensuring accurate record keeping (Kantar Health 2018).
What are the reasons for quality and research initiatives?
Ultimately both quality and research initiatives are essential pieces in providing safe and effective care for all patients –while improving the overall public health system at large. By remaining vigilant about our commitment towards creating high-quality care environments combined with doing due diligence in researching answers we don’t yet have access too we ensure that progress continues forward while creating a healthier future.
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