This new book is a 'what and how to' guide to writing for successful scholarly publication in the emerging fields of healthcare improvement and patient safety. While there are many useful authors’ aids for scholarly biomedical publication, none focuses explicitly on these relatively new fields. It offers practical advice that includes preparation and organization of a scholarly healthcare improvement manuscript, where to submit it to find the most likely interested editor and journal, how to take full advantage of coauthors’ working together effectively, and strategies for authors to reach a broader health professions readership.
The imperative to publish healthcare improvement . Writing to improve healthcare: preparation of a scholarly healthcare improvement manuscript. Where and how to submit a scholarly improvement manuscript to a journal. Develop a writing style that focuses on the reader. Establish work with coauthors as a process for greater efficiency and effectiveness. The essential role for context in healthcare improvement reporting. Reporting study of the intervention: Rationale and strength of evidence. Harness peer review for an effective scholarly report. Develop an improvement strategy and setting that facilitates successful writing. A comprehensive writing curriculum for diverse clinical disciplines.