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Point-of- care blood tests during home visits by out-of- hours primary care clinicians; a mixed methods evaluation of a service improvement
Objectives We aimed to evaluate test usage and patient and clinician experience following the introduction of point-of- care (POC) blood tests into a primary care out-of- hours service. Design A mixed methods service ...
Building improvement capacity in mental health services
Improving the delivery of existing treatment may often bring much greater benefits than developing new treatments and technologies. To achieve this, clinical teams and organisations need to build capacity for sustained and ...
Building improvement capability in frontline staff: a UK perspective
This paper gives a narrative account of how the Oxford Healthcare Improvement Centre has embedded continuous quality improvement (CQI) across both mental health and community services in Oxford, UK. The aim of the centre ...
Environmental changes to reduce self-harm on an adolescent inpatient psychiatric ward: an interrupted time series analysis
Existing interventions to reduce self-harm in adolescents admitted to psychiatric wards are usually focused on individual psychological treatments. However, the immediate ward environment in which treatment takes place is ...
Systematic review of interventions to improve constant observation on adult inpatient psychiatric wards
Constant observation is frequently conducted on inpatient psychiatric units to manage patients at risk of harming themselves or others. Despite its widespread use, there is little evidence of the efficacy of the practice ...