University of Saskatchewan

September 20, 2014   

U of S researchers help assess impact of quality improvement program on patients and nurses

Study leader Gary Teare is with the U of S Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
August 03, 2010

SASKATOON, July 28 /CNW/ - Researchers at the Health Quality Council and the University of Saskatchewan will be the first to rigorously evaluate a quality improvement program designed to help nurses and other care providers reduce the time they spend on administrative tasks or retrieving medical supplies, so that they can spend more time with their patients.

The researchers have received nearly $500,000 in grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation to study the effect of the Releasing Time to Care™ (RTC) program on patient outcomes (e.g., Does it improve patient satisfaction with care? Does it reduce readmissions to hospital?) and on the quality of work-life for nurses (e.g., Does it increase job satisfaction? Does it reduce sick time?).

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