"The results are remarkable and seem to be sustaining as the program matures, with exit surveys of participants giving similar reviews," Ken Robinson, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at SCPMG
, said in the article.
At SCPMG, we are leading the effort by engaging physicians and support staff to record key variables in a proprietary and efficient manner during routine care.
By requiring surgeons to complete particular data forms, SCPMG reminds them about important variables: preoperative antibiotics, prophylaxis against thrombosis, vaginal cavity inspection after hysterectomy, postoperative cystoscopy, and administration of blood products.
SCPMG will join three of Quintiles' global sites and both companies will work together to enhance the productivity and quality of clinical research offered at the SCPMG site.
Fong, M.D., MPH, director of clinical trials, SCPMG Department of Research & Evaluation, said, "The Southern California Permanente Clinical Trials program works on the premise that all clinical trials research should focus on advancing the practice of medical care to improve health outcomes through rigorously designed and executed trials.