Texas Children's Hospital: Applying a Three-Systems Approach to Improving Surgical Outcomes

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Kathleen Carberry, R.N., M.P.H. (Director, Outcomes and Impact Service, Texas Children’s Hospital)

Session Overview

Appendicitis is the most common acute surgical condition of the abdomen with approximately 250,000 cases of appendicitis annually in the United States. These cases account for an estimated one million hospital days per year and consume 11.8 percent of all hospital discharges for gastrointestinal diseases. This case study will detail how Texas Children’s Hospital is using analytics technology, team-based processes, and evidence-based best practices to drive higher quality, lower cost care for appendicitis.

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