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Editor's Choice

A multimodal intervention to improve hand hygiene in ICUs in Buenos Aires, Argentina: a stepped wedge trial

Rodriguez et al explore how improved hand hygiene in Argentina improves microbial tranmission rates.

Resillent health care: turning patient saftey on its head

Braithewaite et al investigate patient saftey, suggesting the need to move away from safety I approach to safety II, an approach allowing more flexibility whilst working and enabling things to go right more often.

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Free Access to the Reizenstein Award winning article

The Reizenstein Award is awarded annually, in honour of Peter Reizenstein, recognizing the work of the authors who submit papers to International Journal for Quality in Health Care. The Prize is £500.00 and a certificate which are presented to the winning author at ISQua’s International Conference.
Peter Reizenstein was the first President of the International Society for Quality Assurance in Health Care (ISQA) which was a precursor to  the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) of which Peter was also a founding member. He was also Foundation Editor of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.
Read the winning article 'Associations of patient safety outcomes with models of nursing care organization at unit level in hospitals' by Carl-Ardy Dubois, Danielle D'amour, Eric Tchouaket, Sean Clarke, Michèle Rivard and Régis Blais for free online. 


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How does Hospital Quality Management Drive Quality? Results from the Deepening our Understanding of Quality Improvement (DUQuE) project

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Higher Impact, Greater Influence

The International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2014 Impact Factor: 1.756
2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Making it 30th in the SSI: Health Policy & Services category. 

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