Links that provide an introduction to topics in Health Care Quality and Safety:
PubMed queries for QI publications:
Copy and paste the words in bold into PubMed, then add your specific topic to find QI articles. Each search below yields different results, for best results try each of them with your topic.
Quality Improvement was introduced as a medical subject heading (MeSH) in 2011. This link goes to all articles indexed with the Quality Improvement subject heading since 2011. Add your topic to the search to find specific articles.
Measurement tools are instruments used by researchers and practitioners to aid in the assessment or evaluation of subjects, clients or patients. Types of measurement tools include scales, indexes, surveys, interviews, and informal observations. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an instructional guide. It may not help you find your specific test nor is it a direct link to the full-text of tests.
Some Information on this PS/QI guide tab provided by Tulane University Libraries, Patient Safety & Quality Improvement: A Guide and University of Washington Health Sciences Library Measurement Tools/Research Instruments LibGuide. (Creative Commons-Attribution-Noncommercial License)
Specialized PubMed search filter to help locate information on healthcare quality and costs. From National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care (NICHSR)
Go to the National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology website for more information.
see archived page here (last captured on 9/12/21). Health People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries can be found here. Search by Topic Area including Healthcare-Associated Infections, Medical Product Safety, Food Safety, Occupational Safety and Health and more. Note: some links on archived site may not work.
The Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) contains key device identification information submitted to the FDA about medical devices that have Unique Device Identifiers (UDI).
SafetyLit includes summaries of doctoral theses, "scholarly" reports and journal articles about injury occurrence and risk factors.