News Article(s) tagged #research


November 12, 2021 - Research

Provide Your #PMRWellness Perspective!

The ABPMR is proud to partner with the the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), and Stanford Medicine WellMD Center to conduct an important study on burnout in the field of PM&R. Click to read how you can share your feedback to improve physician well-being.

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September 21, 2021 - CC

QI Spotlight: Measuring Muscle Loss in Stroke Survivors with Spasticity

Sheng Li, MD, PhD, submitted this month's QI Project Spotlight. Dr. Li's project focused on improving the quality of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to accurately measure muscle loss in post-stroke patients. Click to read the full project!

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August 20, 2021 - CC

QI Spotlight: Providing Quality VA Pain Care By Decreasing Wait Times

The August QI Project feature was submitted by Devon Shuchman, MD. Dr. Shuchman and her team in the Ann Arbor VA Health System completed this project with the goal of improving care for veterans with quicker access to pain care procedures. Click to read Dr. Shuchman's project!

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August 17, 2021 - CC

QI Project Series: Small-Scale and Simple

Welcome to a new QI Project Series where we will discuss and debunk common misconceptions about Quality Improvement (QI) projects. Click to read the first part of the series!

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July 13, 2021 - CC

QI Spotlight: Assessing Patients With Back Pain in a Resident-Run Clinic

The July QI project was submitted by Alexandra Samas, DO. Dr. Samas completed her project during her residency at Stony Brook University, and used her QI project to better evaluate patients with lower back pain using the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) survey. Click to read her full project and how she achieved her goal!

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June 08, 2021 - CC

Just Launched: New QI Project Topics and Submission Platform

The ABPMR recently upgraded the QI (Quality Improvement) project submission platform to provide a better user experience in completing, submitting, and reviewing QI projects. Additionally, 12 new project topics have been added. Click to read summaries of the new topics.

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May 11, 2021 - CC

QI Spotlight: Assessing Post-Stroke Depression Cases Using PHQ-2

The May QI Project Spotlight was submitted by Jared Olson, MD. Dr. Olson's QI project improved on the existing depression assessment by implementing PHQ (Patient Health Questionnaire)-2 in every patient encounter to ensure no cases of depression were overlooked.

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March 30, 2021 - CC

QI Spotlight: Accurately Using Nutrition Risk Screen For All Admitted Patients

The March QI Project Spotlight was submitted by Rod Thorley, MD. Dr. Thorley addressed the Nutrition Risk Screen process in his inpatient rehabilitation hospital to eventually have all patients who were admitted screened accurately. Read his project to see how he and his team improved nutrition screening in their hospital!

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February 26, 2021 - CC

QI Spotlight: Using Press Ganey Scores to Improve Patient Experience

The February QI project was submitted by Joseph Brooks, DO. Read his QI project to see how his inpatient rehabilitation unit increased patient likelihood to recommend to above their 75th percentile goal.

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January 21, 2021 - CC

QI Spotlight: Decreasing Patient Wait Times at a Workers' Compensation Practice

The January QI Spotlight was submitted by Norman Linder, MD. Dr. Linder runs a workers' compensation practice and used his QI project to cut patient wait times almost in half. Click to read Dr. Linder's Spotlight!

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