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A Randomized Controlled Noninferiority Trial of Single Dose of Oral Dexamethasone Versus 5 Days of Oral Prednisone in Acute Adult Asthma

Journal Clubs Summary Methodology Score: 3/5 
Usefulness Score: 3.5/5 Rehrer MW, et al.
Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Nov;68(5):608-613.
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The ABCDE’s of Quality Improvement

What is Quality Improvement (QI)? You have all heard the latest buzzword in healthcare: “quality improvement”, or QI. Yet many healthcare professionals still only have a vague idea of what that truly means, and likely an even poorer understanding of how it might apply to their frontline practice. Conceptually, QI can be defined as the “combined and unceasing efforts of everyone - healthcare professionals, patients and their families, researchers, payers, planners and educators - to make the changes that will lead to better patient outcomes (health), better system performance (care) and better professional development (learning)”1.