In “The Creation and Impact of a Dedicated Section on Quality and Patient Safety in a Clinical Academic Department,” co-authored with Thomas R. Vetter, MD, MPH, ORDx+Rx’s Arthur M. Boudreaux, MD, explains that “optimizing the effectiveness, efficiency, integration and satisfaction associated with delivered health care is not only highly principled but also good business practice in an extremely competitive environment.” The article notes that programs that “foster quality improvement and patient safety efforts while also promoting a scholarly focus” can create incentives and generate organization recognition that leads to increased patient safety. The article describes the “development, implementation and results of a dedicated Section on Quality and Patient Safety (SQPS)” within an academic department of anesthesiology.

If you have questions for Dr. Boudreaux, or to discuss how creating a dedicated SQPS in your academic departments can improve patient safety and outcomes, contact ORDx+Rx today.