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    I) Refer to Case Study: Fall Measurement at Baylor Health Care System, Varkey, chap. 2, pp. 38-39. Review and analyze the case. You can find it through a Google Book search
    ii) Your response should address the following:
    (1) What were the different principal questions that could be addressed?
    (2) Which criterion-based quality measurement method would apply in this case study?
    (3) What makes a measurement method usable for staff and management?
    (4) Who is responsible for entering primary data for quality management?
    (5) How would a respiratory care department use such a quality measurement tool in analyzing an adverse patient reaction?

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    Dr. susan, any idea please
    i)        Refer to Case Study: Fall Measurement at Baylor Health Care System, Varkey, chap. 2, pp. 38-39. Review and analyze the case. YOU WILL FIND IT UNDER GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH
    ii)       Your response should address the following:

    (1)   What were the different principal questions that could be addressed?
    a. What other factor besides census that may contribute to the fall rate.
    b. Could the use of a summative evaluation team contribute more to the overall study of fall rates and action based outcomes.

    (2)   Which criterion-based quality measurement method would apply in this case study?
    Criterion-based quality measurement methods would be active applications that the nurses would take to prevent the fall. It is basically a change in behavior that makes a difference in the fall rates. Instead of keeping data and waiting for the next fall, start using the formative committee to list action ...

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