Indicators for Quality Improvement

Indicators for Quality Improvement

Any of the expanding group of indicators of health, performance, quality and efficiency promulgated by the Department of Health, in response to Lord Darzi’s position paper, High Quality Care for All, which seeks a path for making quality the organising principle of the NHS. Darzi’s vision is that all NHS staff will measure what they do as a basis for improving quality. IQIs provide valuable insight into how care is being delivered.

Indicators for Quality Improvement
• A resource of robust indicators to help local clinical teams select indicators for local quality improvement;
• A source of indicators for benchmarking;
• Assured by clinicians for use by clinicians;
• Published with full metadata for transparency.
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