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Navroz Masani

the team (physiologists, cardiologists, healthcare assistants, clerical staff, others) could be engaged in some quality improvement activity. If successful, this could help foster an ‘improvement culture’ within a department, benefiting team members

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Michael Roshen, Sophia John, Selda Ahmet, Rajiv Amersey, Sandy Gupta, and George Collins

physiologist feedback across successive TTE studies for the purposes of research and quality improvement is also novel. The aim of this study is to design, implement and publish the results of the first survey of patients and physiologists in an outpatient TTE

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Thomas E Ingram, Steph Baker, Jane Allen, Sarah Ritzmann, Nina Bual, Laura Duffy, Chris Ellis, Karina Bunting, Noel Black, Marcus Peck, Sandeep S Hothi, Vishal Sharma, Keith Pearce, Richard P Steeds, Navroz Masani, and the British Society of Echocardiography Clinical Standards and Departmental Accreditation Committees

departmental meetings with a minimum of five cases reviewed per meeting Green: Departments must also provide evidence that the whole team is involved in the process, and provide evidence of feedback and quality improvement 1B Echo reports Amber

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Toby C Thomas and Claire L Colebourn

simply to indicate DA. For instance, indicator results may be audited to inform local quality-improvement programs by identifying weaknesses in a clinical process and prioritising areas for improvement (20) . The completion of audit cycles based on

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Yasufumi Nagata, Yuichiro Kado, Takeshi Onoue, Kyoko Otani, Akemi Nakazono, Yutaka Otsuji, and Masaaki Takeuchi

-generation ultrasound machines from the same company; (2) to examine whether examiner with different levels of the experience could obtain the same amount of image quality improvement between two examinations and (3) to assess whether image quality would affect the

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Theodoros Ntoskas, Farhanda Ahmad, and Paul Woodmansey

recommendations for training, competence, and quality improvement in echocardiography . European Journal of Echocardiography 2009 10 893 – 905 . ( ) 10.1093/ejechocard/jep151 8 Luckraz H Norell M Buch M James R

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Dimitris Klettas, Emma Alcock, Rafal Dworakowski, Philip MacCarthy, and Mark Monaghan

techniques during interventional procedures, given that the operator is familiarized with the microprobe and is highly skilled and experienced. The rest of the limitations of this newer technique could be summarized in the further image quality improvement

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Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Denise Parkin, and Keith Pearce

Quality improvement is central to patient care ( 7 , 8 ). There are no published audit standards for heart valve clinics. A programme of audit of valve clinics and pathways should be focussed on patient-centred outcomes. General valve clinic audits should

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Z H Teoh, J Roy, J Reiken, M Papitsas, J Byrne, and M J Monaghan

and approved by the King’s College Hospital quality improvement and audit committee. Subsequently, analysis and reassessment of the ECHO images were performed with the data fully anonymized and therefore did not require further ethical committee

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Jamal N Khan, Timothy Griffiths, Tamseel Fatima, Leah Michael, Andreea Mihai, Zeeshan Mustafa, Kully Sandhu, Robert Butler, Simon Duckett, and Grant Heatlie

, competence, and quality improvement in echocardiography . European Journal of Echocardiography 10 893 – 905 . ( doi:10.1093/ejechocard/jep151 ) 10.1093/ejechocard/jep151 3 Sicari R Nihoyannopoulos P Evangelista A Kasprzak J Lancellotti