Quality and Safety in Neurosurgery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128128985

Quality and Safety in Neurosurgery

1st Edition

Editors: Daniel J. Guillaume Matthew A. Hunt
Paperback ISBN: 9780128128985
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2018
Page Count: 300
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Description

As is true in many specialties, there is an ever-increasing focus on quality and safety, whether through ‘value based purchasing’, finding specialty specific quality and safety metrics, or just the professional desire to provide patients the best quality care. Traditionally, this work is done in single institutional settings, and there are few opportunities to share lessons and best practices across organizations. On local, state, and national levels, providers face challenges in providing high-quality, safe neurosurgical care in complex healthcare systems. A focus by governments, commercial organizations, and neurosurgical professionals on the topics of quality and safety demonstrates gaps in this knowledge area. Considering the Triple Aim of patient outcomes, costs and patient experience, neurosurgery needs to grow our knowledge and practical experience through national experts and sharing across organizations on strategies, studies and ideas to achieve these aims.

Quality and Safety in Neurosurgery covers improvements in these areas and discusses solutions for problems that impact patient care. This book is written for anyone who works at the intersection of quality and safety and neurosurgery: neurosurgeons, neurologists, clinical researchers looking to improve outcomes in neurosurgery, hospital quality and safety officers, department leaders, fellows, and residents. Edited by neurosurgeons who worked on building the culture of quality and safety in the Department of Neurosurgery at UMN, and are striving to break down the barriers between institutions carrying out this work.

Key Features

  • First book to provide an overview of quality and safety in neurosurgical settings and discusses solutions for problems that impact patient care
  • Gives readers the tools to improve quality and safety in neurosurgery and examples of how to implement them
  • Coverage includes chapters on teams, competence, and safety, hospital incentives, quality, safety, and the physician handoff, medication compliance and operating room efficiency, and more

Readership

Neurosurgeons, neurologists, clinical researchers looking to improve outcomes in neurosurgery, quality and safety officers, department leaders, and residents

Table of Contents

Section I. The Importance of Quality and Safety in Neurosurgery
1. The many perspectives of quality and safety in neurosurgery
2. History and future of organized neurosurgery in quality and safety
3. Clinical research in quality improvement: Complimentary approaches to improving neurosurgical practice

Section II. Measuring and Improving Performance
4. On developing the tools and metrics for a neurosurgical quality program
5. The role of clinical registries in health care
6. Measuring value of healthcare: The importance and challenges of measuring true cost
7. Teams, competence and safety in surgery
8. Evidenced-based practice of neurosurgery: Implications for quality and safety
9. The physician handoff and its role in quality and safety 

Section III. The Practice of Quality and Safety in Neurosurgery
10. Improving operating room safety
11. Using multi-center clinical registries to improve outcomes
12. Improving efficiency and mapping surgical procedures using lean methods
13. Quality efforts for reducing mortality in neurosurgery
14. Reducing readmissions
15. Improving outcomes: Big data and predictive analytics
16. Improving performance by improving education
17. Improving outcomes with subspecialization and regionalization
18. Quality of care and outcomes in pediatric neurosurgery: Incorporating evidence-based practice
19. Eliminating unnecessary diagnostic imaging and labs
20. Creating national practice standards through collaboration
21. Use of risk model for assessment of resident perception of surgical complexity and evaluation of procedural competence
22. Use of physical education and nutrition program to improve outcomes

Details

No. of pages:
300
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128128985

About the Editor

Daniel J. Guillaume

Daniel J. Guillaume

Dr. Guillaume is the quality and safety lead for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota. He is also Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital and Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery for the Department of Neurosurgery. His clinical and research interests include treatments of pediatric brain and spinal tumors, minimally invasive surgical approaches, management of complex hydrocephalus, and surgery of the anterior and posterior cranial base. Dr. Guillaume is also co-director for the NeuroSafe symposium series focused on quality and safety in neurosurgery with Dr. Hunt.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Masonic Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Matthew A. Hunt

Matthew A. Hunt

Dr. Hunt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota. He is a Neurosurgeon, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is also the residency program director, helping to train the next generation of neurosurgical leaders. Dr. Hunt is the course director for the NeuroSafe symposium series focused on quality and safety in neurosurgery. His research interests involve novel treatments including immunotherapy for brain tumors and treating pet dogs with brain tumors as a model for treatment of human brain tumors. He collaborates with other researchers at the U of M to develop innovative treatments for patients with gliomas and meningiomas. His clinical interests include brain tumors and complex spinal surgery. He trained at Oregon Health & Science University and did fellowships there and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Resident Program Director, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA