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England launches scheme to encourage use of “care bundles”

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39481.870856.C2 (Published 07 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:294
  1. Lisa Hitchen
  1. 1London

    England will launch a campaign this summer to promote the use of specific groups of evidence based interventions for hospital treatments that carry risk.

    The idea of using groups of interventions, known as care bundles, was developed by the US Institute for Healthcare Improvement, which found that patients benefited more when interventions were grouped rather than carried out as individual procedures.

    The campaign in England will coincide with celebrations to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the NHS, say the three organisers of the campaign, the National Patient Safety Agency, the Health Foundation, and the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.

    Stephen Ramsden, chief executive of Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, told a conference organised by Healthcare Events last …

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