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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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These regulatory processes have minimal mandated staffing levels and skill mix and do not require the surveillance of specific quality indicators. In 2005, the New Zealand government published recommended staffing levels and quality indicators for rest homes and continuing care hospitals.
Quality indicators should be extracted from research in a transparent way and demonstrate robust supporting evidence of their benefits to clinical practice and patient outcomes.
But as with the learner support, standards that define quality indicators for learning analytics tools are missing.
The quality indicators and the criteria for categorizing the evidence base of special education practices is intended for use by groups or individuals with advanced training and experience in educational research design and methods.
The semivariogram models of the soil quality indicators (i.e., sand, silt, clay, bulk density, porosity, MWD, and [K.sub.S]) and [SQI.sub.P] were produced.
The obtained quality indicator of the system of equations [Q.sub.i] is near zero for all frequencies, and both the phase and magnitude values show a noisy and erroneous behavior.
(4) Receiving the maximum tolerated dose of statin is therefore the appropriate evidence-based surrogate quality indicator, not LDL.
For FY 2020, we are finalizing revisions to the case-mix groups based on two years of data (FY 2017 and FY 2018) from the quality indicator data items and updating the relative weights and average length of stay values associated with the revised case-mix groups beginning on October 1, 2019.
"It is easy to retrieve information from the websites" statement 'belongs to 'accessibility' information quality indicator, has mean score 4.24 with standard deviation 0.73.
During these years Elsevier has changed the specification of their quality indicator. More specifically, in 2007, overall hospital quality was based on seven quality measures, in 2008 on 23, in 2009 on 6, and in 2010-2011 on 4 quality measures.
As a first step in the process towards a consensus of IMCU quality indicator definitions, we identified currently used quality indicators for the IMCU.
Press Ganey today has introduced the industry's first nursing-sensitive quality indicator for Assaults on Nursing Personnel with unit-level data and comparatives.

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