W. Yarbrough

last updated 5/18/2018

W. C. Yarbrough

National Program Director at Department of Veterans Affairs

Location:
810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
HQ Phone:
(800) 827-1000

General Information

Experience

Associate Professor - The University of Texas at Austin

Education

M.D.

Recent News  

http://www.healthmgttech.com/features/2009_january/0109_rapid.aspx

By William C. Yarbrough, M.D., and Steve Rypkema, RN
William C. Yarbrough, M.D. (left), is an intensivist and chief of ICU informatics at the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas.

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Safety Prone - Guidon Performance Solutions

"If you're in an intensive care unit with an infection, your expected mortality is around 50 percent," said Dr. William Yarbrough, a staff physician at the VA North Texas Health Care System and an associate professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
"It's sort of like the copilot doing the pilot check" before a flight, Yarbrough said. But not every takeoff was smooth. "We did have to have a certain culture change for the nurses and the doctors to watch each other," he said. "I think we were all pretty surprised that this worked so well," Yarbrough said. Yarbrough is hopeful that statistical proof of the benefits of best practices will spur more health care workers to adopt them. "It requires approximately 10 years for something that has been shown [to work] in a randomized trial to get into common practice," he said.

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http://www.healthmgttech.com/index.php/solutions/group-practices/rapid-response-better-outcomes.html

William C. Yarbrough, M.D. (left), is an intensivist and chief of ICU informatics at the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas.
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