Evidenced-Baed Practice And The Quadruple Aim

Healthcare organizations continually seek to optimize  healthcare performance. For years, this approach was a three-pronged one  known as the Triple Aim, with efforts focused on improved population  health, enhanced patient experience, and lower healthcare costs.

More recently, this approach has evolved to a Quadruple Aim by  including a focus on improving the work life of healthcare providers.  Each of these measures are impacted by decisions made at the  organizational level, and organizations have increasingly turned to EBP  to inform and justify these decisions.

To Prepare:

  • Read the articles by Sikka, Morath, & Leape (2015);  Crabtree, Brennan, Davis, & Coyle (2016); and Kim et al. (2016)  provided in the Resources.
  • Reflect on how EBP might impact (or not impact) the Quadruple Aim in healthcare.
  • Consider the impact that EBP may have on factors impacting  these quadruple aim elements, such as preventable medical errors or  healthcare delivery.

To Complete:

Write a brief analysis (no longer than 2 pages) of the connection between EBP and the Quadruple Aim.

Your analysis should address how EBP might (or might not) help reach the Quadruple Aim, including each of the four measures of:

  • Patient experience
  • Population health
  • Costs
  • Work life of healthcare providers

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