Outcomes/Quality Assurance About 2 years ago, during a visit to the swallowing center at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital I met Caryn Easterling, the speech-language pathologist on the dysphagia treatment team. She told me she and a group of speech-language pathologists from the Wisconsin State Speech and Hearing Association had formed a ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 1999
Outcomes/Quality Assurance
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  • Michael Groher
    Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • Caryn Easterling
    Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Outcomes/Quality Assurance
Article   |   April 01, 1999
Outcomes/Quality Assurance
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 1999, Vol. 8, 15-17. doi:10.1044/sasd8.1.15
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 1999, Vol. 8, 15-17. doi:10.1044/sasd8.1.15
About 2 years ago, during a visit to the swallowing center at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital I met Caryn Easterling, the speech-language pathologist on the dysphagia treatment team. She told me she and a group of speech-language pathologists from the Wisconsin State Speech and Hearing Association had formed a subcommittee to develop an outcomes measure for swallowing. The tool they developed has since been implemented. Their subcommittee is cognizant of the fact that the scale and the data gathered from it are not ideal; however, the scale does represent an organized attempt to provide the field with an approach to looking at dysphagia-related outcomes. What follows is a summary prepared by Caryn.
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