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Benchmarking is based on identifying which of the following?
The primary reason healthcare organizations use benchmarking is to
A performance improvement team has been created to examine infection rates following surgery. Which of the following is the best reference for the team to use?
A team has identified a process for improvement, selected examples of best practice performers, visited those sites, gathered all necessary data, and compiled the results. The most effective next step for the team is to
In profiling length-of-stay data for benchmarking, it is important that data be
95- Facility A is investigating its medication administration time for a specific diagnosis. Evidence-based guidelines indicate that administration of a particular drug within 30 minutes significantly improves patient outcomes. The national average is 32 minutes. The average for Facility B is 28 minutes. If the average for Facility A is 35 minutes, Facility A should
A utilization management department of a hospital has collected data on length of stay and readmission rates. Compared to benchmarks, the length of stay rates are higher and readmission rates are lower. Which of the following is the next step?
Recent patient satisfaction surveys demonstrated that the responses to the following questions did not meet the 80% benchmark: Based on these results, which two performance improvement activities should the organization focus on FIRST?
The basic philosophy of benchmarking is
A performance improvement team aims to reduce the rate of post-surgical infection rates in a small rural acute care facility. Which of the following should the team use as a reference?