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Quality registry, a tool for patient advantages - from a preventive caring perspective
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. (Kvalitetsförbättring/Jönköping Academy)
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Quality Improvement and Leadership in Health and Welfare.
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Quality Improvement and Leadership in Health and Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3817-4981
2012 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 20, no 2, 196-205 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe nurses' experiences of a recently implemented quality register, Senior Alert, at two hospitals in Sweden.

Background: In Sweden, in recent decades, a system of national quality registries has been established in health and medical services for better outcomes for patients, professional development and a better functioning system. Senior Alert (SA) is one quality registry, aimed at preventing malnutrition, pressure ulcers and falls in elderly care.

Methods: The study comprised a total of eight interviews with nurses working with SA at the ward level. The interviews were analysed using manifest qualitative content analysis. Respect for the individuals was a main concern in the study. All persons who were asked to participate in the study consented to do so.

Results: One category 'Patient Advantages' and three subcategories 'Conscious Persevering', 'Supporting Structure' and 'Committed Leadership' were identified to describe staff experiences of implementing SA.

Conclusions: Implementation processes need to be sustainable at both staff and managerial levels. A key factor in implementing and using a quality registry in prevention care could be described as keeping the flame burning. However, further research is needed on how patient advantages could be developed using other quality registries in order to improve care from a patient perspective.

Implications for nursing management: The results of this study could help other organizations implement quality registries or other change processes, for example new guidelines and treatment. Strategies concerning organizational structure and committed leadership could increase the usefulness of knowledge systems on all levels, which could enable continuous learning and quality improvement in health care.

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Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Vol. 20, no 2, 196-205 p.
Keyword [en]
committed leadership, nurses' experiences, organizational structure, patient advantages, quality improvement
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-17904DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01378.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-17904DiVA: diva2:513618
Available from: 2012-04-04 Created: 2012-04-03 Last updated: 2015-06-11Bibliographically approved

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