Initial Steps for Quality Improvement of Obesity Care Across Divisions at a Tertiary Care Pediatric Hospital
AbstractBackground: Pediatric subspecialists can participate in the care of obese children. Objective: To describe steps to help subspecialty providers initiate quality improvement efforts in obesity care. Methods: An anonymous patient data download, provider surveys and interviews assessed subspecialty providers’ identification and perspectives of childhood obesity and gathered information on perceived roles and care strategies. Participating divisions received summary analyses of quantitative and qualitative data and met with study leaders to develop visions for division/service-specific care improvement. Results: Among 13 divisions/services, subspecialists’ perceived role varied by specialty; many expressed the need for cross-collaboration. All survey informants agreed that identification was the first step, and expressed interest in obtaining additional resources to improve care. Conclusions: Subspecialists were interested in improving the quality and coordination of obesity care for patients across our tertiary care setting. Developing quality improvement projects to achieve greater pediatric obesity care goals starts with engagement of providers toward better identifying and managing childhood obesity. View Full-Text
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Chang, S.Z.; Beacher, D.R.; Kwon, S.; McCarville, M.A.; Binns, H.J.; Ariza, A.J. Initial Steps for Quality Improvement of Obesity Care Across Divisions at a Tertiary Care Pediatric Hospital. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 9680-9693.
Chang SZ, Beacher DR, Kwon S, McCarville MA, Binns HJ, Ariza AJ. Initial Steps for Quality Improvement of Obesity Care Across Divisions at a Tertiary Care Pediatric Hospital. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014; 11(9):9680-9693.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chang, Sheila Z.; Beacher, Daniel R.; Kwon, Soyang; McCarville, Megan A.; Binns, Helen J.; Ariza, Adolfo J. 2014. "Initial Steps for Quality Improvement of Obesity Care Across Divisions at a Tertiary Care Pediatric Hospital." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 11, no. 9: 9680-9693.