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Value by Design: Developing Clinical Microsystems to Achieve Organizational Excellence, Second Edition by Joel S. Lazar, Marjorie M. Godfrey, Paul B. Batalden, Eugene C. Nelson

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Chapter Six ACTION GUIDE

Chapter Six Action Guide illustrates how preventive care like mammography occurs in radiology, a supporting microsystem and critical care. Every clinical and supportive microsystem has preventive processes embedded in daily operations but may not view the activities as preventive in nature. Many preventive behaviors of the microsystem are directed not toward patients at all but toward the microsystem itself through planned safety efforts that indirectly promote patient wellness by targeting health care–induced risk (so that staff hand hygiene campaigns, for example, prevent patient infections in both inpatient and outpatient settings).

RADIOLOGY MICROSYSTEM PREVENTIVE ACTIVITY OF MAMMOGRAPHY AND VAP BUNDLES IN CRITICAL ...

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