Creating a culture of improvement: experience of a pediatric cystic fibrosis center.

Academic Article


  • Quality improvement (QI) efforts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/Children's Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Center began in the spring of 2004, with a collaborative sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. As the authors gained experience with QI processes, significant system changes ensued. In this article, we describe how the center created a culture of improvement that has resulted in significant improvements in clinical outcomes in our patient population.
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  • Alabama, Benchmarking, Child, Cooperative Behavior, Cystic Fibrosis, Foundations, Hospitals, Pediatric, Humans, Interinstitutional Relations, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Organizational Innovation, Outcome Assessment, Health Care, Outpatient Clinics, Hospital, Pediatric Nursing, Total Quality Management
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    Author List

  • Britton LJ; Thrasher S; Gutierrez H
  • Start Page

  • 115
  • End Page

  • 120
  • Volume

  • 23
  • Issue

  • 2