quality indicators


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qual·i·ty in·di·ca·tors

(kwahl'i-tē in'di-kā-tŏrz)
Criteria, standards, and other measures to assess the quality of health care.
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We need to focus more on quality and results, and national quality indicators can contribute.
Structure quality indicators are defined by AHRQ (2017a) as features of "a healthcare organization or clinicians related to the capacity to provide high quality health care" (p.
Quality indicators selected were those for which errors were frequent and improvements was possible, monitoring the critical step of total testing process and measurement of which on long-term basis was possible.
5) Stevenson et al (2004) add that quality indicators need robust definitions to support inter-rater reliability and validity.
Several studies of NH quality indicators programs exposed them to be imperfect to absent.
But one thing is clear: To insist that evidence-based patient-oriented quality indicators are too difficult to measure, or to ignore or deny the evidence, puts the lie to claims of patient-centered care and, ultimately, to long-needed health care reform looming on the horizon.
Some questions assessed multiple components of quality indicators.
2005), and using the criteria in an evaluative sense may be an unfair use of them, the overall goal of the special issue in which these criteria appeared was to "establish a set of quality indicators that were clearly stated, understandable, and readily available for use as guides for identifying high-quality research in special education" (Odom et al.
Gaps exist in quantifying and linking ambulatory care quality indicators to care provided by nurses in ambulatory care (Griffin & Swan, 2006; Swan, Phillips, & Griffin, 2006).
This "Preschool Policy Matters" document from the National Institute for Early Education Research provides an overview of how the standards movement is being extended to preschool programs, describes child outcomes standards in relation to other types of standards and quality indicators, describes nine keys to effective standards, and provides recommendations for policymakers and educators.
8 billion ambulatory visits during the time period and that for 14 of the 17 quality indicators, there was no significant difference in performance between visits with and without use of electronic health records.

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