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Survey of Equipment Quality Control in Radiotherapy Centres in Croatia: First Results

, Sandin C, Holmes T; Task Group 142, American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Quality assurance of medical accelerators. Med Phys 2009;36:4197-212. Nath R, Biggs PJ, Bova FJ, Ling CC, Purdy JA, van de Geijn J, Weinhous MS. AAPM code of practice for radiotherapy accelerators: of AAPM Radiation Therapy Task Group No. 45. Med Phys 1994;21:1093-121. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Comprehensive audits of radiotherapy practices: a tool for quality improvement. Vienna: IAEA; 2007

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Strategy to Improve Quality in Emergency Medical Services: from Assessment to Policy

References 1. Mock C, Lormand JD, Goosen J, Joshipura M, Peden M. Guidelines for Essential Trauma Care. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2004. 2. Sasser S, Varghese M, Kellermann A, Lormand JD. Prehospital Trauma Care Systems. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2005. 3. Mock C, Juillard C, Brundage S, Goosen J, Joshipura M. Guidelines for Trauma Quality Improvement Programmes. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2009. 4. Закон за здравствена заштита [Health Care Law, in Macedonian]. Offi

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Original article. Nurse-controlled analgesia for postoperative pain in pediatric patients: effects on nurses’ attitudes and patient care

JM, Gold JI, Logsdon TR, Bird TM, Anand KJS. Assessing postoperative pain in neonates: a multicenter observational study. Pediatrics. 2006; 118: e992-e1000. 13. Price M, Fitzgerald L, Kinsman L. Quality improvement: the divergent views of managers and clinicians. J Nurs Manag. 2007; 15:43-50.

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Factors influencing decisions of Laotian patients to use health care services in Thailand

patients’, professionals’ and health care financiers’ views. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009; 18 Suppl 1:i15-21. 5. Sunol R, Garel P, Jacquerye A. Cross-border care and health care quality improvement in Europe: the MARQuIS research project. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009; 18 Suppl 1:i3-7. 6. den Exter A. Patient mobility in European Union: health spas in Ischia, Italy. Croat Med J. 2005; 46: 197-200. 7. Brand H, Hollederer A, Wolf U, Brand A. Crossborder health activities in the Euregios: good practice for better health. Health

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Brief communication (Original). Predictive factors for postoperative complications in radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma

, Penson DF, Hur K, Khuri SF, Daley J, Henderson W, et al. Comparison of complications after radical and partial nephrectomy: results from the National Veterans Administration Surgical Quality Improvement Program. BJU Int. 2000; 86:782-9. 20. Dunn MD, Portis AJ, Shalhav AL, Elbahnasy AM, Heidorn C, McDougall EM, et al. Laparoscopic versus open radical nephrectomy: a 9-year experience. J Urol. 2000; 164:1153-9. 21. Silberstein JL, Adamy A, Maschino AC, Ehdaie B, Garg T, Favaretto RL, et al. Systematic classification and prediction of

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Development of practice guidelines relevant to patient characteristics and local imperatives

) combined with the ongoing use of systematic reviews. This is to ensure transparency, avoid conflicts of interest, and with due concerns for local imperatives. Guidelines also lead to systems enhancements, other quality improvement, decision support tools, and outcomes of measurement and feedback relevant to local institutions. Once updated guidelines are available, health providers should be encouraged to use them. Strategies to enhance the use of clinical guidelines by physicians are available [ 7 ]. Because of variable clinical settings in different countries, local

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Physicians’ perceptions of patient safety factors: a systematic review and narrative synthesis

:299-306. 23. Wong BM, Etchells EE, Kuper A, Levinson W, Shojania KG. Teaching quality improvement and patient safety to trainees: a systematic review. Acad Med. 2010; 85:1425-39. 24. Riesenberg LA, Leitzsch J, Massucci JL, Jaeger J, Rosenfeld JC, Patow C, et al. Residents’ and attending physicians’ handoffs: a systematic review of the literature. Acad Med. 2009; 84:1775-87. 25. Systematic reviews: CRD’s guidance for undertaking reviews in health care. 3rd ed. York: Centre for Reviews and Dissemination; 2009. 26. Hsieh HF

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Literature Review: Transition From Paediatric to Adult Services in Haemophilia

transition from pediatric to adult care. Pediatr Diabetes 2014 Nov 11. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12229. 51. Haber MG, Karpur A, Deschenes N et al. Predicting improvement of transitioning young people in the partnerships for youth transition initia­tive: findings from a multisite demonstration. J Behav Health Serv Res 2008;35:488-513. 52. Gravelle AM, Paone M, Davidson AG et al. Evaluation of a multidimen­sional cystic fibrosis transition program: a quality improvement initiative. J Pediatr Nurs 2015;30:236-43. 53. Chaudhry SR

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Perioperative and Anesthetic Adverse events in Thailand (PAAd Thai) incident reporting study: anesthetic profiles and outcomes

Anesthesiologists are accepted as aiming to be outstanding in patient safety and medical quality improvement. However, both preventable and inevitable adverse events still persist [ 1 , 2 ]. According to the Thai Anesthesia Incidents Study (THAI Study) database, the incidence of perioperative cardiac arrest within 24 h was 31:10,000 in 2005 with a mortality rate of 90% [ 3 , 4 ]. The Royal College of Anesthesiologists of Thailand (RCAT) initiated knowledge management tools using research to improve anesthesia processes and outcomes. Several strategies have been

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Economic impact of investment in maternal and newborn health care under the National Health Security Scheme of Thailand

MOPH. Appraisal costs were defined as costs that related to assuring quality of care at various stages during the delivery of maternal and newborn care services. Unfortunately, they could not be measured directly. The proxies were obtained from annual expenses of which NHSO paid to engage providers in quality improvement activities by meeting targets of selected quality indicators under its Payment for Performance (P4P) initiatives, such as a percentage of low birth weight and hospital-accreditation status. Failure costs were defined as costs incurred as a

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