The Foundation for Health Care Quality and the Bree Collaborative would like to request a few minutes of your time to complete a brief survey regarding the uptake of the Bree Collaborative Guidelines. The purposes of this survey are to gain an understanding of the spread and usefulness of their guidelines and to identify ways to improve their guidelines development process so that they are clear, relevant and user friendly.
In 2011, the Washington State Legislature established the Dr. Robert Bree Collaborative so public and private health care stakeholders would have the opportunity to identify specific ways to improve health care quality, outcomes and affordability in Washington State. Each year, their members identify health care services with high variation in the way that care is delivered, which are frequently used but do not lead to better care or patient health, or that have patient safety or equity issues. For most topics, they form an expert workgroup to develop evidence-based recommendations. They have developed guidelines in a wide variety of clinical areas, from obstetrics to end-of-life care.
The Collaborative is hoping to get broad participation from multiple roles within organizations, health delivery systems and clinics. Some examples of potential roles may include medical directors, QI professionals, population health professionals, clinical leaders (i.e. managers or directors), clinicians (i.e. nurses, physicians, PAs, behavioral health staff, etc.) and administrators (i.e. IPC, contracting). Please feel free to also forward this on to anyone in your organization that you think may be interested in responding. (Melina Ovchiyan)