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Professor Paul Batalden

Professor Paul Batalden was awarded the Deming Medal in 2010 by the American Society of Quality in recognition of his work on advancing the scholarship of quality improvement. Professor Batalden …

Higher order goals

Higher order goals are outcomes that are expected to improve as a result of an intervention. In this video Dr Mike Cooper explains how he successfully engaged clinicians in his …

Pharmacokinetics of Antimicrobials

The outcome of a bacterial infection is determined by many factors, most of which cannot be influenced by physicians: the organism’s virulence and resistance to antibiotics the host’s immune response …

What are biomarkers?

The European Medicine Agency defines biomarkers as: “… tests that can be used to follow body processes and diseases in humans and animals. They can be used to predict how …

Computerised systems to aid decision-making

In this video Dr Benedikt Huttner discusses how information should be held on computerised systems to aid decision-making. Watch the video and then read this extract from the Nachtigall et …

Computer decision support systems in practice

Computer decision support systems (CDS) can increase the uptake of guidelines by physicians. Nevertheless, they are difficult to implement, require significant resources for implementation and maintenance and uptake by physicians …

Implementation of novel diagnostic tests

Earlier you watched a video with Dr Paño and Dr García discussing the timing of microbiological diagnosis in regard to Bill’s case. They pointed out the importance of optimising microbiological …

A new novel test in practice: a clinical trial

In 2015 a paper, “Randomised Trial of Rapid Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Blood Culture Identification and Susceptibility Testing” by Banerjee et al, was published detailing the results of a clinical …