Finding QI/PS Literature

Databases

Simple PubMed Queries for quality improvement publications

Copy and paste the words in bold into PubMed, then add your specific topic to find QI articles. Each search below yields different results, for best results try each of them with your topic.

  • Simple text word search: quality AND improv* AND intervention*
  • Simple text words, synonyms A:  ((quality) AND ((improv* OR enhance*))) AND ((intervention* OR initiative* OR strategy* OR program*))
  • Simple text words, synonyms B: ((((quality OR system OR process))) AND ((improv* OR enhance*))) AND ((intervention* OR initiative* OR strategy* OR program*))
  • Subject Headings: ((((“Quality of Health Care”[Mesh]) OR “Quality Assurance, Health Care”[Mesh]) OR “Quality Indicators, Health Care”[Mesh]) OR “Health Plan Implementation”[Mesh]) OR “Quality Improvement”[Mesh]

From Hempel S (2011) Identifying quality improvement intervention publications – A comparison of electronic search strategies. Implement Sci. 2011; 6: 85.

For Quality Improvement Information

For Patient Safety Information

(Adapted from UCSF and Tulane Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Guide)

Quality and Safety Websites

(Adopted from UCSF and Tulane Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Guide)

Writing Resource for quality improvement studies

Quality and Safety Resources

Quality and Safety Journals

Quality and Safety Journals (with Impact Factor)

A suggested list of potential venues for your quality and safety scholarship. Also consider specialty journals in your area.

Quality and Safety Journals (No Impact Factor)

(Adapted from UCSF and Tulane Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Guide)

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