At the behest of TMA President Josie R. Williams, MD, the TMA Councils on Scientific Affairs and Socioeconomics launched a series of case studies to examine what Texas physicians are doing to improve quality and patient safety. The result is A Texas Medical Association Case Studies Report: Achieving Quality and Patient Safety in the Delivery of Health Care for All Texans , which outlines Texas physicians' efforts.
TMA staff interviewed a dozen physicians from across Texas and in various practice settings to find out what innovative approaches they are using to measure and improve quality. These case studies reveal several recurring themes among the various practices, including a commitment to quality, a team approach to delivery of care, and an attitude to welcome change and innovation.
April's Texas Medicine cover story highlights some of the quality initiatives featured in the case studies and the impact they have had on quality of care and patient safety. TMA encourages other physicians who are undertaking quality initiatives to let the association know about their efforts.
Action , April 15, 2009
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