Scholarly literature is not always a good fit for sharing the results of quality improvement (QI) projects. For example, QI methods – while useful and valid in their own way – may not meet the methodological requirements for scholarly publication. In addition the publishing process can take a long time, delaying the spread of information.
Since 2012 BMJ Publishing has published BMJ Quality Improvement Reports, a searchable repository of QI reports on a variety of topics that undergo a “light touch” peer review process¹. The most recent reports include:
- Anticoagulation service: improving the referral process
- A new patient information leaflet for Dermatology outpatients
- Smoking cessation for hospital inpatients
If you are curious about QI projects that have been completed at other hospitals around the world, try out BMJ Quality Improvement Reports!
¹All reports are available online at no cost, but publication is limited to subscribers of BMJ’s product “BMJ Quality”.