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A quality improvement program at Cincinnati Children’s is being held up as a model for other hospitals looking to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing. Lilliam Ambroggio, PhD, a fellow in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s, and › Continue Reading

The collaborative approach of ImproveCareNow is dramatically improving the health of children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Cincinnati Children’s is the coordinating center for ImproveCareNow, a national quality improvement and research network featured recently on BioCentury This Week. On the › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is once again among the top children’s hospitals in the country as the Leapfrog Group announces its annual quality awards. Cincinnati Children’s was one of 12 hospitals awarded a place on Leapfrog’s Top Children’s Hospitals list. The Top Hospital designation, which › Continue Reading

Health care is risky business.  And while checklists, as advocated by Dr. Atul Gawande in his book The Checklist Manifesto, are a good start in reducing medical errors, they aren’t enough. The overall mortality rate in pediatric cardiac surgery nationally › Continue Reading