Papers accepted: how staff turnover affects patients and more
By Henry W W Potts, on 5 January 2010
I had two papers accepted at the end of last year. Williams & Potts, “Group membership and staff turnover affect outcomes in group CBT for persistent pain” has been accepted by Pain. This is a retrospective analysis of service data with the intriguing finding that higher rates of staff turnover were associated with poorer patient outcomes. The first author is Dr Amanda Williams in the Dept. of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at UCL.
Colligan, Anderson, Potts & Berman, “Does the process map influence the outcome of quality improvement work? A comparison of a sequential flow diagrams and a hierarchical task analysis diagram” has been accepted by BMC Health Services Research and is now available online in provisional form. This study found that the style of process map used to describe a clinical task had a significant effect on what risks in the task individuals identified. First author Dr Lacey Colligan is now at the University of Virginia, but previously did her MSc with us at CHIME.