HIVQUAL Briefs

The National Quality Centers routinely issues special newsletter editions featuring articles on emerging quality improvement topics and highlighting best practices among Ryan White grantees. These issues are called HIVQUAL Briefs. Each version focuses on a specific topic of interest to clinical providers and summarizes key quality improvement strategies that have proven successful in the Ryan White community.

 

May 1, 2014

 

The National Quality Center is happy to announce that the latest edition of the HIVQUAL Briefs (Vol II, Issue 3) is now available. This issue delves into Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center’s push to raise the rates of linkage and retention at their HIV clinic. By drilling down their patient data to find the reasons their patients left care, they were able to design targeted interventions to get patients back to the clinic. They raised their retention rate for patients newly enrolled in care 32 percentage points to 89% from August 2012 to June 2013. Read on to learn more.   


Contact:
Joshua Bardfield
AIDS Institute

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New York, NY 10007
work 212-417-4620
jeb16@health.state.ny.us