Study: Checklist ticks off days from COPD hospital stays

The study, the first to examine the impact of evidence-based checklists on patients with COPD, found that these patients spend less time in the hospital when their doctors manage their care by using a checklist of steps called order sets.As part of the study, investigator Samir Gupta, a pulmonologist at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues, encouraged physicians and staff to use an order set for all patients admitted with worsening COPD. Developed by a team from the respirology and internal medicine wards at St. Michael’s, the order set provided comprehensive admission instructions.

Source: Study: Checklist ticks off days from COPD hospital stays | Medical Economics

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