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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.
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The updated list of quality indicators contained in these articles reflects gastroenterologists' increased ability to measure their performances as well as public and private payers' desire for them to report true outcomes.
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.
Planned medication safety quality indicators include avoidance of inappropriate therapy; inappropriate dosing based on age, weight and/or renal function; drug-drug interactions; drug-disease state interactions; and adverse drug event prevention.
As a facility's quality indicators and quality measures improve, the cost of caregiving is reduced.
Preprocedure quality indicators for colonoscopy address several considerations that impact the endoscopic team and the patient before the administration of sedation or insertion of the endoscope.
5] Expert panels organized by the RAND group and by Cancer Care Ontario have recommended several different quality indicators for prostate cancer surgery.
The second quality indicator requires that the dependent variable be described with operational precision and measured with a procedure that generates a quantifiable index.
also fail to meet the description of participants and settings quality indicator because they did not describe the participants or the process for selecting the participants with replicable precision.
We take the blended view that determining quality in a program is highly contextually based yet specific quality indicators are necessary to help guide program administrators.
He also reviewed quality indicators that have shown good results, he said.
The FerryMon project will measure water quality indicators, day in and day out, along well-defined routes across the extensive body of water.
0 document specifies a large number of measures of managed care organization performance, including financial indicators, utilization data, and quality indicators.

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