Acute Care

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) is producing rigorous research findings to influence how care is delivered and received in the hospital and other settings and to enhance quality, reduce errors and improve patient outcomes. INQRI's research teams led by nurses with coinvestigators from disciplines such as economics, engineering, and communications aim to produce the science showing the link between nursing, better care and more efficient spending of the health care dollar.

Over the past three years, INQRI's multidisciplinary research teams have been identifying the most effective nurse-led interventions and solutions to many key health care policy problems. INQRI research is addressing national health care priorities including how to prevent infections in hospitals, curb falls among elderly patients, ensure effective discharges, improve pain management and make sure care is effectively coordinated.

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