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African Journal of Economic and Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology     Hybrid Journal   (91 followers)
American Journal of Business     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Arts Marketing : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
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Asian Education and Development Studies     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Asian Journal on Quality     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Asian Review of Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (191 followers)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Baltic Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Benchmarking : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
British Food Journal     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
British Journal of Forensic Practice, The     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)
Business Process Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Business Strategy Series     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Campus-Wide Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Career Development International     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
China Agricultural Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
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Clinical Governance: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
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COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Competitiveness Review : An International Business Journal incorporating Journal of Global Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (12 followers)
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Corporate Governance International Journal of Business in Society     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Critical Perspectives on International Business     Hybrid Journal  
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Development and Learning in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Direct Marketing An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
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Drugs and Alcohol Today     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
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Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
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Evidence-based HRM     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
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foresight     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Gender in Management: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Grey Systems : Theory and Application     Hybrid Journal  
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History of Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
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Human Resource Management International Digest     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Humanomics     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Indian Growth and Development Review     Hybrid Journal  
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Industrial Robot An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
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Information Technology & People     Hybrid Journal   (82 followers)
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International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance    [6 followers]  Follow    
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     ISSN (Print) 0952-6862
     Published by Emerald Homepage  [306 journals]   [SJR: 0.327]   [H-I: 22]
  • ACE inhibitors and potassium foods – nurses’ knowledge
    • Authors: (Brenda Bertrand; Carrie Livingston, Chris Duffrin, Amanda Mann)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - Assess nurse knowledge of ACE inhibitor drug interactions on blood potassium levels, knowledge of high potassium foods from two case menus with 26 foods, and if knowledge varied by ACE inhibitor patient load or nursing education. Design/methodology/approach - Licensed nurses from a comprehensive teaching hospital in the southeastern Atlantic region of the United States completed a self-administered survey (n=83). Means, standard deviations, and 95% confidence intervals were calculated for continuous data and frequency and % distribution for discrete data. Student’s t-test and analysis of variance were used to evaluate differences of responses by group. Findings - Mean nurse knowledge of ACE inhibitors and potassium was 62 ± 16% and identification of high and low potassium foods was 32 ± 23%. Overall, the majority identified five of the 12 high potassium foods but did not know the designation of six, and one of the 14 low potassium foods, but did not know the designation of 11. Knowledge scores and identification of high and low potassium foods were similar regardless of ACE inhibitor patient load and nursing education. Originality/value - Because nurses are well positioned to provide drug nutrient education to patients, we wanted to better understand nurse knowledge of drug nutrient interactions of ACE inhibitors, a drug commonly prescribed for cardiac patients. We also assessed high and low potassium food content knowledge, as patients on ACE inhibitors are commonly instructed about potassium food content.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +000
  • Patient results and laboratory test accuracy
    • Authors: (Alexander Katayev; James K Fleming)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - Traditional quality control materials used for monitoring the clinical laboratory test accuracy may be non-commutable with patient samples and may not detect systematic errors. The authors describe a method to monitor inter-instrument bias using result distributions that are independent of the control’s commutability.Design/methodology/approach - Serum calcium data collected within a laboratory network were assessed. A reference interval was calculated using a computerized, indirect Hoffmann’s algorithm using all data across a laboratory network without excluding any results. Results outside the reference interval were considered as the zero-bias distribution. Three allowable bias levels were then calculated to determine the corresponding shift in abnormal results for each bias level in both directions from the zero-bias distribution. The observed result distributions in three laboratories within the network were compared for bias performance after one year of the reference interval study.Findings - Performance levels for bias were: (i) minimum allowable
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +000
  • The new neck of femur fracture target: experience in a District General
    • Authors: (Edward Mark; Gordon Britton, William Nash)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - ‘Best Practice Tariff’ (BPT) for hip fractures came into effect in April 2010 and advocates two key areas for improvement. Namely, surgery within 36hrs of arrival in the emergency department along with admission, assessment and multi-disciplinary care in conjunction with a consultant geriatrician. The aim of this report is to look at the implications of the 36 hours to operation target on the Southend University Hospital trauma service and evaluate measure put in place in order to meet the target.Design/methodology/approach - Comparison of data collected from the theatre management system looking at utilisation and trauma theatre lists along with trauma patients being placed on elective and emergency lists both before and after the introduction of designated daily trauma lists.Findings - Following the introduction of a designated daily trauma list we saw a significant rise in the proportion of patients being operated on within 36hrs from 56% to 85% for the period November 2010 to February 2011 along with a decrease in the proportion of hip fracture cases being managed on the elective list from 24% to 17%.Practical implications - The trauma service at Southend University Hospital has insufficient capacity to accommodate the volume and fluctuations within the trauma demand on the service and the new best practice tariff. There is a significant knock-on effect of managing the overspill of patients on elective services which has been reduced but not eliminated by the addition of a Sunday trauma list. Originality/value - A case report of how a busy department is addressing an issue every hospital in England is currently facing
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +000
  • Listening to patients: improving the outpatient service
    • Authors: (Cecilia Mercieca; Sara Cassar, Andrew A Borg)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - The paper aims to assess the healthcare, information needs and expectations of patients attending a rheumatology outpatient clinic. It proposes that obtaining the patients perspectives about the services they use is an essential tool in service development. The study aims to expand the current domains used to evaluate these perspectives. Design/methodology/approach - This is an exploratory study looking at quality assessment and improvement based on the Donabedian quality model in a rheumatology outpatient setting. An in-depth interview using a 38 point questionnaire addressing important aspects of the delivery care pathway was carried out. Seventy consecutive patients were recruited. Findings - The paper provides insights about how relevant change can be brought about when service development is contemplated. It suggests that patients are important stakeholders in the ongoing process of service development. Research limitations/implications - Because rheumatological conditions tend to be chronic and require long term follow up, the research results may lack generalisability. Therefore, researchers are encouraged to test the propositions further in different clinical settings.Practical implications - The paper highlights areas in healthcare delivery which are not meeting patients’ expectations. Some recommendations only need minimal additional resources for successful implementation. Service providers need to obtain patients’ perspective of healthcare delivery as this is key in ensuring that services are built around patients’ needs.Originality/value - This paper fulfils an identified need to study how patients perceive the quality of the services of healthcare providers.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +000
  • Developing a hospital quality improvement initiative in Lesotho
    • Authors: (Joshua Berman; Elizabeth Limakatso Nkabane, Sebaka Malope, Seta Machai, Brian Jack, William Bicknell)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - Hospital-based quality improvement (QI) programs are becoming increasingly common in developing countries as a sustainable method of strengthening health systems. The organization, results, and lessons learned from a QI program in a large, rural, district hospital in Lesotho, Southern Africa are presented. Design/methodology/approach - Over a fifteen-month period, a locally-relevant, hospital-wide QI program was developed and implemented. The QI program consisted of: (i) planning meetings with district and hospitals staff (ii) creation of multi-disciplinary QI teams, (iii) establishment of a QI steering committee, (iv) design and implementation of a locally appropriate QI curriculum, and (v) monthly consultation from technical advisers. Initial QI programming was developed in three distinct areas: maternity care, out-patient care, and referral systems. Findings - Partogram documentation in the maternity department increased by 78%, waiting time for critically ill patients in the out-patient department was reduced by 84%, and emergency referral times were reduced by 58%. Originality/value - The design and early implementation of QI programs should focus on easily achievable, locally-relevant improvement projects. We found that our early successes helped to fuel further QI gains and believe that our work building sustainable QI skill sets within hospital staff could be useful in the future when attempting to tackle larger national-level quality of care indicators. Our findings add to the existing evidence suggesting that an increased use of locally-relevant quality improvement programming could help strengthen health care systems in low resource settings.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +000
  • Quality of coroner's post-mortems in a UK hospital
    • Authors: (Husayn Al Mahdy)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - The study was undertaken principally to look at (i)the coroner's post-mortem report quality regarding adult medical patients admitted to an English hospital; and ii) and comparing with Royal College of Pathologists guidelines.Design/methodology/approach - Hospital clinical notes of adult medical patients dying in 2011 and who were referred to the coroner's office to determine the cause of death were scrutinised. Their clinical care was also reviewed.Findings - There needs to be a comprehensive approach to coroner's post-mortems such as routinely taking histological and microbiological specimens. Acute adult medical patient care needs to improve.Research limitations/implications - Steps should be taken to ensure that a comprehensive coroner's post-mortems are performed throughout the UK, including with routine histological and microbiological specimens examination. Additionally, closer collaboration between clinicians and pathologists need to occur to improve emergency adult medical patient clinical care. Practical implications - As aboveOriginality/value - The study highlights inadequacies in coroner's pathology services.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +000
  • Improving service efficiency and effectiveness: the resource implications
    • Authors: (Keith Hurst)
      Abstract: Abstract

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      PubDate: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +000
  • Developing a Persian inpatient satisfaction questionnaire
    • Authors: (Mohammad Arab; Arash Rashidian, Abolghasem Pourreza, Maryam Tajvar, roghayaeh khabiri, Ali Akbarisari, Abbas Rahimi Forooshani)
      Abstract: Abstract

      Purpose - Valid and reliable measures are required for assessing patient satisfaction in a meaningful way. We sought to develop and validate a Persian language in-patient satisfaction questionnaire to assess the satisfaction of patients discharged from medical and surgical services in Iran . Design/methodology/approach - Design/methodology/approach: the survey was of a cross-sectional in Persian design. A sample of 400 patients was chosen randomly from six hospitals- affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences- of which a total of 305 responded to the questionnaire during November and December 2009, giving a relatively high response rate (76.3 %). To confirm the reliability of inter-item correlations and construct validity, factor analysis was carried out, and items belonging to each factor and Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient were calculated.Findings - Findings- Seven dimensions were identified, including: doctor's communication, nursing care, convenience, visitors, cleanliness, costs and general satisfaction, explaining 60% of the variance. All items, except threeone, revealed loadings above 0.4. Cronbach’s Alpha exceeded 0.8 for all dimensions, except for the area of visitors (0.66). the satisfaction level of patients was relatively high.Research limitations/implications - Research limitations/implications- Results must be interpreted with some caution due to the high level of satisfaction. High satisfaction levels should and not be considered as comprehensible evidence of high performance of the service providers or programs without considering important substantial additional information on service performance. We also It is advised to conduct use a qualitative studies to complement such satisfaction studies. Originality/value - Originality/value- In the light of the results, the designed patient satisfaction questionnaire strives to be a valid and reliable instrument for assessing in-patient satisfaction with hospital services in Iran.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +000
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