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Reducing unnecessary hospital days to improve quality of care through physician accountability: a cluster randomised trial

Caterina Caminiti1*, Tiziana Meschi2, Luca Braglia1, Francesca Diodati1, Elisa Iezzi1, Barbara Marcomini1, Antonio Nouvenne2, Eliana Palermo2, Beatrice Prati2, Tania Schianchi2 and Loris Borghi2

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1 Research and Innovation Unit, University Hospital of Parma, Via Gramsci 14, Parma, 43126, Italy

2 Critical Long-Term Care Unit, University Hospital of Parma, Via Gramsci 14, Parma, 43126, Italy

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BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:14  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-14

Published: 10 January 2013

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Additional file 1:

Delay Tool. Description: tool used to identify hospital days compatible with discharge and determine the reasons delaying discharge.

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Physician monthly reports. Description: Length of Stay Profile and List of patients who were classified to be present on the ward although their clinical status was considered compatible with discharge.

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Percentages of days compatible with discharge per arm.Description: Percentages of days compatible with discharge in intervention and control arms, during each month of the strategy ’s implementation.

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