Contribution of CLAHRC GM
CLAHRC GM supported the delivery and evaluated quality improvement (QI) initiatives which aimed to improve the identification and reduce the number of cases of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) at two secomdary care hospital providers.
Why is it important?
We know that AKI increases mortality by up to 30% and that, in the UK, up to 100,000 deaths each year are associated with AKI. Up to 30% of these deaths could be prevented with the right care and treatment (NCEPOD, Adding Insult to Injury, 2009). AKI is common, harmful, costly and preventable and accounts for one in five emergency admissions into hospital.
This project has three elements:
- It will seek to understand the experience of care for patients who have an episode of care complicated by AKI.
- Support by CLAHRC GM in the delivery of the QI initiative at Hospital B with project management and facilitation.
- The implementation of both AKI and QI initiatives at Hospitals A and B will be evaluated by CLAHRC GM