Heyl Royster



Attorneys Comment on Admissibility of Quality Improvement Studies in Inmate Litigation


In the article "Hindsight is Bittersweet: Quality Improvements Studies as Evidence in Inmate Litigation," published in CorrectCare Journal (2015), authors Jana Brady, Theresa Powell and Keith Hill discuss ways that Quality Improvements Studies (QIS) can be used to improve the quality of care in health systems, without creating, or at least minimizing, evidence that could be used against a provider in court. The article discusses in detail representative QIS laws and how they have been applied in the federal courts where inmate cases are typically litigated. The article also includes practice tips and recommendations for conducting a QIS.