UCLA Receives Six UC Health Quality Grants to Improve Hospital Care

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A key component of health care reform involves the improvement of quality, access and value when delivering health services, particularly for patients admitted to a hospital. To help meet these needs, the University of California established the Center for Health Quality and Innovation, which provides financial support for health quality initiatives across the UC health system.

The center has now awarded nine grants totaling $3.4 million to six UC institutions for projects aimed at better understanding and alleviating common obstacles to health quality, including frequent falls, excess radiation from scans, hospital-acquired conditions and issues of care coordination among multiple health professionals. Of the nine studies, six include UCLA health care experts as participants.

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