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Introduction

  • Paul R. BarachEmail author
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs
  • Peter C. Laussen
  • Steven E. Lipshultz
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Abstract

 The fields of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery have grown and progressed faster than most other fields in medicine. In this 2 volume text book, the current state of outcomes analysis, quality improvement, and patient safety are examined. Volume 1 focuses on leading work in pediatric cardiac care to understand and measure improved patient outcomes and how to establish collaborative definitions and tools of quality and outcomes measurement. Volume 2 covers the new sciences of implementation, continuous quality improvement, safety science and systems improvement.

Keywords

Patient safety Systems improvement risk managment Patient outcomes Culture of care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul R. Barach
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs
    • 2
    • 3
  • Peter C. Laussen
    • 4
    • 5
  • Steven E. Lipshultz
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Health Management and Health EconomicsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of SurgeryJohns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute, All Children’s Hospital and Florida Hospital for Children, Johns Hopkins UniversitySaint Petersburg, Tampa and OrlandoUSA
  3. 3.Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of SurgeryJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Department of Critical Care MedicineThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  5. 5.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  6. 6.Carman and Ann Adams Department of PediatricsWayne State University School of Medicine, University Pediatricians, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center, Children’s Research Center of MichiganDetroitUSA

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