The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has recently released a new study on pressure ulcer treatment which found that implementing the On-Time Quality Improvement for Long Term Care (On-Time) Program, a clinical decision support intervention, led to a significant reduction in pressure ulcers.
"Evaluation of AHRQ's On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program: A Facilitator Assisted Clinical Decision Support Intervention for Nursing Homes" appeared online December 26, 2013 in Medical Care. The program’s components, including IT enabled identification of high-risk residents, reports that profile residents with recent changes in risk, strategies to integrate reports into care planning, and guided facilitation to support adoption of tools and strategies, show a large and statistically significant reduction in pressure ulcer incidence when implemented, suggesting that widespread adoption could increase patient safety.
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