Quality and Safety

Quality in Otolaryngology

Patient safety and medical errors have received a great deal of attention since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System” in November of 1999.  The report stated that as many as 98,000 pat

Improving Patient Safety and Reducing the Risk of Error

Basic Quality Improvement Tools If you are looking for quality improvement tools to implement in your practice, the following are useful places to start.

Elements of Informed Consent

If you are planning to use human subjects in your research, obtaining informed consent is an important step of the research process.  An informed consent must be written by the investigator, approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), or Ethics

Quality Improvement Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality American College of Preventive Medicine American Health Quality Association American Medical Association American Society for Healthcare Risk Management Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Alliance for Patient Safety Implementation Resources

World Alliance for Patient Safety Implementation Manual Surgical Safety Checklist (First Edition)   World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist (First Edition)

T.O. T.R.E.A.T. Trial

Tonsillitis Outcomes: Towards Reaching Evidence in Adults and Tots (closed to enrollment)


S.L.E.E.P.: Studying Life Effects and Effectiveness of Palatopharyngoplasty(closed to enrollment) Why the "SLEEP" Study?

Allergy Outcomes Tool: RQLQ

Rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ) Description Measures the problems that adults with rhinoconjunctivitis experience in their day-to-day lives Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 28 (7) Estimated Completion Time 10-15 minutes

Allergy Outcomes Tool: PRQLQ

Pediatric Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (PRQLQ) Description A disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument focusing on physical and emotional impact of disease in children 6 to 12 years of age Targeted Age

Allergy Outcomes Tool: PAQLQ

  Pediatric allergic disease quality of life questionnaire (PAQLQ) Description Assesses for allergic disease that encompasses its effects on a child’s or teenager’s eyes, ears, nose, lungs, skin, emotions, and everyday activities Targeted Age