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Quality

UAMS hospitalists are leaders in promoting a culture of safety and continuous improvement.
Focus Areas:

1.  Transition of Care Optimization

  • Medication reconciliation
  • Discharge education
  • Readmission monitoring and reduction

2.  Infection Control

  • Reduction and Eventual Elimination (Nosocomial C diff colitis; Central line-associated bloodstream infections; Catheter-associated urinary tract infections; Post-admission HCAP)
  • Evidence-based Treatment of Pneumonia and Sepsis

3.  Innovative QI to Improve Patient Care

  • Ongoing projects studying possible improvements in the treatment of medication complications, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pain management