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Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery
The Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital leads a range of quality and safety initiatives to improve patient care.
As the current health care landscape rapidly evolves in response to social, economic and political pressures, the need for comprehensive data on quality and safety measures is increasing. These data help identify ways to improve patient care, establish benchmarks to assess the performance of treatment options and inform policy discussion and development.
In addition to collecting data to support national health care assessment efforts, the Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery leads a number of quality and safety initiatives within the Department of Surgery to improve patient care and safety at Massachusetts General Hospital. A formal structure has been established within the department to centralize and share resources to improve quality and safety. Each of the 12 divisions within the Department of Surgery has a dedicated quality and safety director who works in conjunction with the center and the department’s quality and safety leadership team to review the division’s quality data regularly. Through this assessment, department leaders continuously improve patient care by sharing best practices, developing and implementing department-wide and division-based improvement programs and analyzing trends in surgical quality and safety data.
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Current projects led by the Codman Center include:
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