Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Project for Suspected Appendicitis
Principal Investigator: Dr. Helene Flageole
Co-Investigator: Dr. Yasser AlFraih, Dr. April Kam, Dr. Nina Stein
Study Coordinator: Tessa Robinson, MSc.
Funding: Hamilton Health Sciences
A Quality Improvement Initiative to improve and standardize the initial assessment,imaging reporting, and diagnostic evaluation/dispositionof patients presenting with suspected Appendicitis. To improve the quality of careto patients by implementing this care pathway and in the process reducenegative appendectomies, unnecessary investigations/imaging, and unnecessary hospital admissions. Pediatric patients (0-18 years) presenting to the Emergency Department at McMaster Children's Hospital with abdominal pain and suspected appendicitis.
- AlFraih Y, Elliott T, Kam A, Stein N, Flageole H. Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Project for Suspected Appendicitis "QAPPE." American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference. Orlando, Florida. July 2018.