HW 5: Evidence-Based Practice And The Quadruple Aim

HW 5: Evidence-Based Practice And The Quadruple Aim

HW 5: Evidence-Based Practice And The Quadruple Aim

Healthcare organizations continually seek to optimize healthcare performance. For years, this approach was a three-pronged one known as the Triple Aim, with efforts focused on improved population health, enhanced patient experience, and lower healthcare costs.

More recently, this approach has evolved to a Quadruple Aim by including a focus on improving the work life of healthcare providers. Each of these measures are impacted by decisions made at the organizational level, and organizations have increasingly turned to EBP to inform and justify these decisions.

To Prepare:

Read the articles by Sikka, Morath, & Leape (2015); Crabtree, Brennan, Davis, & Coyle (2016); and Kim et al. (2016) provided in the Resources.
Reflect on how EBP might impact (or not impact) the Quadruple Aim in healthcare.
Consider the impact that EBP may have on factors impacting these quadruple aim elements, such as preventable medical errors or healthcare delivery.
To Complete:

Write a brief analysis (no longer than 2 pages) of the connection between EBP and the Quadruple Aim.

Your analysis should address how EBP might (or might not) help reach the Quadruple Aim, including each of the four measures of:

Patient experience
Population health
Work life of healthcare providers
By Day 7 of Week 1
Submit your analysis.

The paper needs to be in APA 7 format, well cited, has at least three reference and plagiarism free.


Student’s Name Course Title Course Number Professor’s Name Date Comment by Michael J. Dusek: Hello again Karo. I hope you’re having a great week. Thanks for sharing your piece with me. For today, I see that you would like me to comment on the clarity of the writing here. I’m happy to do so. So, I’ll read through your piece and offer some feedback from the reader’s point of view. Then, at the end of the review, I’ll give some holistic comments and point you toward some elements to focus on as you continue to revise. As always, if you have questions about my comments, feel free to email Walden Writing Support at writingsupport@waldenu.edu. They will forward them on to me. Lastly, if you would like to take a short survey regarding this review, here’s a link to one: survey link. HW 5: Evidence-Based Practice And The Quadruple Aim

Evidence-Based Practice and the Quadruple Aim

The triple AIM does not categorically outline the weight of the workforce role in the evolution of healthcare. In support of this, the decrease of incentives from the end of the 20th century has resulted in a shift from an intimate service-based workforce to a business-minded and monetary manipulative workforce focused more on making profits than giving an intimate healthcare service (Melnyk & Gallagher-Ford, 2019). This has led to poor relations among workmates, leading to higher health care costs. Every employee must have a gut check to measure their happiness and a reason for their work in healthcare through a three-question soul searching experience. Whether the employees are treated with nobility and esteem, appreciated for what they do, and whether they have all they require to complete their tasks and live their personal lives well. If an employee cannot acknowledge these questions, then the triple Aim is compromised. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: What is this? I know because I read the assignment prompt, but the reader doesn’t know that this is. It would benefit the reader if you explained what this means. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: This is colloquial language. Not every reader may know what you mean by “gut check.” So, I recommend that you use a phrase like this “must reflect on their happiness and…” Comment by Michael J. Dusek: Do you mean “the reason,” or “reasons,” here? Comment by Michael J. Dusek: This is a sentence fragment. Here’s a link to help you craft this into a complete sentence: sentence fragment link. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: I recommend referring to this in the same way every time that you use this term.

Low optimism and the fear of physical and psychological injury has led to the nursing work discontent. As such, engaging all employees involved would make such a milestone in healthcare. This would be done by making the latter have a sense of belonging and appreciation, which brings happiness to them that they can do their job effectively to the work-life they are committing to (Crabtree et al., 2016). In turn, this brings a sense of achievement to every member of the healthcare fraternity. The UK has adopted the idea of an involved staff that they should image every move in a merry way related to their work, the people they collaborate with, and the firm they work in. Healthcare providers’ improved work-life can be measured by immersion on topics like workforce engagement and workforce safety. As a result, we can say an engaged, productive workforce leads to lower health care costs with an improved work-life of health care providers in the long run. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: As a reader, I’m not sure what you mean by this. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: What milestone are you referring to here? Do you mean a nursing work disconnect? Is this a milestone? Comment by Michael J. Dusek: I’m not sure what you are referring to here. Who are you referring to? Comment by Michael J. Dusek: Do you mean “imagine,” here? As a reader, I’m pretty lost at this point. I recommend being direct and using simple sentences so that the reader can follow your point. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: Do you mean something like “examining,” here? Comment by Michael J. Dusek: Who is the “we,” you are referring to here? HW 5: Evidence-Based Practice And The Quadruple Aim

Enhanced patient experience is a result of maintaining a corporate philosophy of caregiving. The latter is brought about by a series of practical ideas that are the backbone to clinical decision making. Excellent and effective clinical decision-making programs result in quality patient outcomes. This series of practical ideas include research evidence and evidence-based theories, clinical competency, and finally, patient preferences and values (Melnyk & Gallagher-Ford, 2019). However, preventable medical errors that might lead to death are a significant threat to patient satisfaction. These might be due to depressed healthcare providers, who might not be fully dedicated or rather focused on their work. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: Add a article before this word. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: I don’t know what you are referring to here. When you use a phrase like this, you have two things that you are distinguishing: the former and the latter. There are not two things to draw distinction between in the previous sentence. So, I don’t know what you are referring to here. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: This is a direct, strong sentence. Good work!

Barriers of EBP, like resistance to change, lack of evidence-based procedures and policies, among others, might impose a threat to achieving the quadruple Aim. The dedicated support of top administrators can combat these barriers by investing in education and skill-building programs for their clinicians and maintaining the organizational culture and support. Facilitators of EBP such as well outlined research publications, integration of EBP into health professional curricula, and therefore give support to the sole Aim of achieving the Quadruple Aim (Sikka et al., 2015). Comment by Michael J. Dusek: A serial comma is needed here. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: You treat this as a serialized list, but I don’t think these three items are meant to be grouped together. To me, it looks like there are two items that influence the last item. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: I recommend that you avoid ending a paragraph with source material. In using source material, you want to show the reader how the information relates to the main idea of the paragraph. If you end with source material, you do not have space to do this. To address this, add one to two sentences to show the reader how the source material relates to the main idea of the paragraph. Be explicit about this connection. Here’s a link to a resource that discusses the kind of analysis that is needed here: analysis link.

Implementations of EBP by nurses who serve as the backbone of health care bring about cultural change. This is achieved by enlightening nurses on the theory, practice, and circulation of EBP. As a result, this contributes to the advancement of registered nurses in the field of their expertise. Nurses are equipped with setting clinical questions, conducting literature searches, examining and assessing evidence, and then clarifying the information into something clinically relevant. Which contributes to improved population health and enhanced patient experience in the long run. Implementation of EBP impacts every aspect of the Quadruple Aim, hence maintaining a quality experience in the medical sector by all the parties involved. Comment by Michael J. Dusek: This is a sentence fragment also.

Thanks for sharing this draft with me. On the appointment form, you asked me about the clarity of your ideas. As a reader, I did have some trouble gaining your message in this piece. As I mentioned in our last review, I’d like you to focus on being direct in your writing. Many of the sentences that you include here have multiple, complicated ideas in them. When you include that many complex ideas in one sentence, it becomes difficult for the reader to keep everything straight. When you are dealing with complicated ideas, using simple, direct sentences makes is easier for the reader to get your message. Don’t fall into the trap of crafting complicated sentences when offering complicated ideas to the reader. Doing this is making it difficult for the reader to gain your meaning. So, I’d like you to focus on expressing your ideas using simple sentence. HW 5: Evidence-Based Practice And The Quadruple Aim

Keep up the hard work here!


Crabtree, E., Brennan, E., Davis, A., & Coyle, A. (2016). Improving patient care through nursing engagement in evidence‐based practice. Worldviews on Evidence‐Based Nursing, 13(2), http://dx.doi.org/172-175. 10.1111/wvn.12126 Comment by Michael J. Dusek: This will need to be a hyperlink as per APA 7 style.

Melnyk, B. M., & Gallagher-Ford, L. (2019). Achieving the quadruple Aim in healthcare with evidence-based practice: A necessary leadership strategy for improving quality, safety, patient outcomes, and cost reductions. Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare: A Practical Guide to Success. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/9780826196255.0008 Comment by Michael J. Dusek: There is some information missing in the reference entry. You’ll need to include the volume number, the issue number, and a page range.

Sikka, R., Morath, J. M., & Leape, L. (2015). The quadruple Aim: care, health, cost and meaning in work. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004160 Comment by Michael J. Dusek: There is information missing here too. You’ll need the name of the journal that this was published in, volume number, the issue number, and a page range.

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