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Using quality improvement methods to improve door-to-balloon time at an academic medical center.
Huang RL, Donelli A, Byrd J, Mickiewicz MA, Slovis C, Roumie C, Elasy TA, Dittus RS, Speroff T, Disalvo T, Zhao D. Using quality improvement methods to improve door-to-balloon time at an academic medical center. The Journal of invasive cardiology. 2008 Feb 1; 20(2):46-52.
Using QI methods of flow-charting, identifying bottlenecks, targeting strategies to bottleneck areas, and real-time monitoring with SPC and rapid-cycle feedback, D2B processes can be systematically redesigned for improvement. QI methods can be used by individual institutions to customize and implement strategies for their particular context.