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quality indicator

Any measure of the process, performance, or outcome of health care delivery. In general, quality indicators are chosen because they correlate with greater patient safety and decreased mortality. In caring for patients with pneumonia, for example, the percentage of patients who have blood cultures drawn and antibiotics administered in the first hours of their arrival at a hospital was previously considered a marker of the quality of care that they receive.
See also: indicator
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Care coordination as an intervention can be considered a process quality indicator that requires the establishment of metrics to determine effectiveness and need for revision.
Therefore, the purpose of this study is to adopt a different approach to define the market area and measure the level of competition, to examine whether hospital competition has a positive effect on quality indicator project participation or otherwise.
The main objective of the study was to analyse the impact of quality indicators in the performance of the serology laboratory.
In a pilot study conducted in the selected facilities, we evaluated each quality indicator for the time taken by the facility to collect the data, potential definition difficulties, and how useful the facilities thought the data was.
6) Documentation of valid shared decision-making, not screening rates, is the appropriate quality indicator.
The fourth quality indicator requires the baseline to be described with replicable precision and to provide evidence of a pattern prior to treatment.
Considering all of the criteria, we conclude that neither study met the dependent variable quality indicator.
The overall challenge is developing value and quality indicator metrics for nurses to readily demonstrate their contributions to patient care in ambulatory care settings.
However, there are departmental level quality indicators of support for faculty implementing learning technologies in their classrooms.
Frequent sampling of soil quality indicator variables allows rapid changes in soil quality to be detected and is thus useful for monitoring short-term variations in soil quality.
We determined that it would be very difficult to rate each study only for the presence or absence of each quality indicator outlined by Gersten et al.
The nursing-sensitive quality indicators for acute care settings have been identified as:

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