The Month in Quality Improvement

I’ve recently gotten involved in the ECHO project, which helps to build COVID-19 and improvement capacity in nursing homes across the United States. This recent Axios article shows that this word is very timely. To help build my own improvement capability, I’m gotten back into the QI literature.

Using PubTrawlr, I pulled from six of the leading QI journals. This yielded a nice set of153 articles. The figure below shows which topics have shown up the most across all articles. No surprise, COVID is #1, though is really interesting to see how this is couched in terms of mental symptoms. This is something that I’ve been hearing in my interactions with nursing homes –> it’s not enough to prevent COVID, they also have to make sure that residents mental, social, and spiritual needs are met.

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Happy reading, all.