Enhancing the Quality of Care in the Intensive Care Unit. A Systems Engineering Approach

Steven P. Tropello, Alan D. Ravitz, Mark Romig, Peter J. Pronovost, Adam Sapirstein

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Abstract

This article presents an overview of systems engineering and describes common core principles found in systems engineering methodologies. The Patient Care Program Acute Care Initiative collaboration between the Armstrong Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, which will use systems engineering to reduce patient harm in the intensive care unit, is introduced. Specific examples of applying a systems engineering approach to the Patient Care Program Acute Care Initiative are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-124
Number of pages12
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Health care quality
  • Health care systems
  • Intensive care units
  • Patient harms
  • Systems engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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