Moderate- and high-intensity implementation of guidelines increased outpatient care of low-risk pneumonia

May 2006
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2006, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p80
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study on the effect of increasing the intensity of implementing pneumonia guidelines in patients. Low-intensity implementation strategies were typical quality improvement (QI) methods used by collaborating QI organizations. It is found that in patients with community-acquired pneumonia, moderate- or high-intensity guideline implementation strategies were more effective than low-intensity guideline implementation for increasing outpatient treatment of low-risk patients.


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