Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Arthritis, Rheumatoid: A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Delphi Technique: An iterative questionnaire designed to measure consensus among individual responses. In the classic Delphi approach, there is no interaction between responder and interviewer.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Consensus: General agreement or collective opinion; the judgment arrived at by most of those concerned.Benchmarking: Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Disability Evaluation: Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Quality Control: A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Antirheumatic Agents: Drugs that are used to treat RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Health Status Indicators: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Quality Improvement: The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, translating, publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of health care delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Consensus Development Conferences as Topic: Presentations of summary statements representing the majority agreement of physicians, scientists, and other professionals convening for the purpose of reaching a consensus--often with findings and recommendations--on a subject of interest. The Conference, consisting of participants representing the scientific and lay viewpoints, is a significant means of evaluating current medical thought and reflects the latest advances in research for the respective field being addressed.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Reimbursement, Incentive: A scheme which provides reimbursement for the health services rendered, generally by an institution, and which provides added financial rewards if certain conditions are met. Such a scheme is intended to promote and reward increased efficiency and cost containment, with better care, or at least without adverse effect on the quality of the care rendered.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.United StatesNational Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Process Assessment (Health Care): An evaluation procedure that focuses on how care is delivered, based on the premise that there are standards of performance for activities undertaken in delivering patient care, in which the specific actions taken, events occurring, and human interactions are compared with accepted standards.Great BritainTotal Quality Management: The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Hospitals: Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.International Agencies: International organizations which provide health-related or other cooperative services.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Research Design: A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.Arthritis, Juvenile: Arthritis of children, with onset before 16 years of age. The terms juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) refer to classification systems for chronic arthritis in children. Only one subtype of juvenile arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Rheumatology: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of inflammatory or degenerative processes and metabolic derangement of connective tissue structures which pertain to a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis.Arthritis, Psoriatic: A type of inflammatory arthritis associated with PSORIASIS, often involving the axial joints and the peripheral terminal interphalangeal joints. It is characterized by the presence of HLA-B27-associated SPONDYLARTHROPATHY, and the absence of rheumatoid factor.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Nursing Service, Hospital: The hospital department which is responsible for the organization and administration of nursing activities.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)EnglandInterviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Psychometrics: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Nursing Homes: Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.Sickness Impact Profile: A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)EuropeMental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Interdisciplinary Studies: Programs of study which span the traditional boundaries of academic scholarship.Medical Audit: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.Joints: Also known as articulations, these are points of connection between the ends of certain separate bones, or where the borders of other bones are juxtaposed.Developed Countries: Countries that have reached a level of economic achievement through an increase of production, per capita income and consumption, and utilization of natural and human resources.Physician Incentive Plans: Compensatory plans designed to motivate physicians in relation to patient referral, physician recruitment, and efficient use of the health facility.Patient Care: The services rendered by members of the health profession and non-professionals under their supervision.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Ontario: A province of Canada lying between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. Its capital is Toronto. It takes its name from Lake Ontario which is said to represent the Iroquois oniatariio, beautiful lake. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p892 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Rheumatic Diseases: Disorders of connective tissue, especially the joints and related structures, characterized by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement.Self-Assessment: Appraisal of one's own personal qualities or traits.Information Services: Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Disabled Persons: Persons with physical or mental disabilities that affect or limit their activities of daily living and that may require special accommodations.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Geriatric Assessment: Evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Blood Sedimentation: Measurement of rate of settling of erythrocytes in anticoagulated blood.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.): A component of the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee and direct the Medicare and Medicaid programs and related Federal medical care quality control staffs. Name was changed effective June 14, 2001.Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.GermanyMultivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.United States Department of Veterans Affairs: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to VETERANS. It was established March 15, 1989 as a Cabinet-level position.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Documentation: Systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of specialized information, especially of a scientific or technical nature (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983). It often involves authenticating or validating information.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Environmental Monitoring: The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Patient Care Team: Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Linear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Methotrexate: An antineoplastic antimetabolite with immunosuppressant properties. It is an inhibitor of TETRAHYDROFOLATE DEHYDROGENASE and prevents the formation of tetrahydrofolate, necessary for synthesis of thymidylate, an essential component of DNA.ArthritisChild, Hospitalized: Child hospitalized for short term care.Refugees: Persons fleeing to a place of safety, especially those who flee to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution in their own country or habitual residence because of race, religion, or political belief. (Webster, 3d ed)Cross-Cultural Comparison: Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Hospital Volunteers: Individuals who donate their services to the hospital.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Diabetes Mellitus: A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Drug Prescriptions: Directions written for the obtaining and use of DRUGS.Environmental Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.Scleroderma, Diffuse: A rapid onset form of SYSTEMIC SCLERODERMA with progressive widespread SKIN thickening over the arms, the legs and the trunk, resulting in stiffness and disability.Cancer Care Facilities: Institutions specializing in the care of cancer patients.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Medical Records: Recording of pertinent information concerning patient's illness or illnesses.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Risk Adjustment: The use of severity-of-illness measures, such as age, to estimate the risk (measurable or predictable chance of loss, injury or death) to which a patient is subject before receiving some health care intervention. This adjustment allows comparison of performance and quality across organizations, practitioners, and communities. (from JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.
American Board of Medical Specialties
... development and assessment that is aligned with other professional expectations and requirements within health care. The ... Board Certification is the beginning of a physician's personal commitment to providing quality patient care. The ABMS Program ... Board Certification and the ABMS Program for Maintenance of Certification (ABMS MOC®) are highly-visible indicators that ... Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Part III: Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills Part IV: Improvement in Medical ...
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HEDIS prevention performance indicators, prevention quality assessment and Healthy People 2010. J Health Care Poor Underserved ... HEDIS measures do not account for many important aspects of health care quality. They count only a select set of healthcare ... Effectiveness of Care Access/Availability of Care Experience of Care Utilization and Relative Resource Use Health Plan ... prenatal and postpartum care, mental health care, well-care or preventive visits, inpatient utilization, drug utilization, and ...
Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada
... the Health Council of Canada should: Establish common indicators and measure the performance of the health care system; ... access and outcomes in the health care system; and coordinate existing activities in health technology assessment and conduct ... of Canada should establish a national framework for measuring and assessing the quality and safety of Canada's health care ... An important point stressed by the Romanow report is that healthcare initiatives must be accountable towards the taxpayer and ...
Health care quality
At the population level, or macro-level, assessments of health care quality include indicators such as life expectancy, infant ... The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) formed in 1970 to improve healthcare quality for patients ... or a survey of health indicators in a population who are accessing certain kinds of care. Health care quality is the degree to ... "The Urgent Need to Improve Health Care Quality: Institute of Medicine National Roundtable on Health Care Quality". JAMA: The ...
... because the QALY indicator is still currently promoted as reference case by some national health technology assessment agencies ... National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) in the UK. Beresniak is also project leader of the FLURESP project, a ... establishing that the QALY indicator (Quality Adjusted Life Years) is not scientifically validated to be used in Decision ... He has been short-term consultant for the World Health Organization and the European commission in the fields of Public health ...
Adult daycare center
Assessing and improving quality of life indicators and assessments: A case study of an adult day care centre. Asia Pacific ... Adult day care centers have grown over the last few decades because the health services available, currently surpass those of ... Assisted living Elderly care Respite care "About Adult Day Services - NADSA: adult day care services". www.nadsa.org. Retrieved ... www.caring.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16. "FastStats". www.cdc.gov. "Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2017 - Genworth". www. ...
... is an important tool in creating data required for examining the health of the public and of the health care ... It can be used to improve data holdings, data collection, quality assessment, and the dissemination of information. Data ... Record linkage is also used to create health indicators. For example, fetal and infant mortality is a general indicator of a ... should ideally undergo a data quality assessment prior to record linkage. Many key identifiers for the same entity can be ...
Quality of life
... Assessment Instruments - Centre for Health Economics, Monash University Australia The Quality-of-Life-Recorder ... About QLC : Quality of Life Care van der Krieke; et al. (2016). "Temporal Dynamics of Health and Well-Being: A Crowdsourcing ... What Matters at Wikiversity Ethical Markets Quality of Life Indicators The First European Quality of Life Survey 2003 Quality ... Within the field of healthcare, quality of life is often regarded in terms of how a certain ailment affects a patient on an ...
European Practice Assessment
The European Practice Assessment is a pan-European development for quality management in primary health care. The scaffolding ... It was initiated in EQuiP, and the first set of indicators was developed through an international study by the EQuiP countries ... AQUA-Institute on Applied Quality Improvement and Research in Health Care, Göttingen Netherlands: Centre for Quality of Care ... experience in research in quality of primary health care and practice visits collaborate in the European Practice Assessment ...
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
Each indicator has been designed to consider patients first. The college publishes: The Journal of Primary Health Care (JPHC). ... Accreditation is a self-assessment and external peer review process used by health care organisations to accurately assess ... contributes to the College's overall goal to improve the health of New Zealanders through high quality general practice care. ... It contains indicators and criteria that identify minimum legal and safety standards and those that pose significant risk as ...
Access to and Quality of Health Care Association of Schools of Public Health. Impact of Public Health. Retrieved 2010-6-24. ... the conceptualization of health as an ability opened the door for self-assessments to become the main indicators to judge the ... Men's health Women's health Youth health Population health Public health Disease burden Health care Health system Medicine ... Environmental health, community health, behavioral health, and occupational health are also important areas of public health. ...
... and student assessment in health education. The performance indicators articulate specifically what students should know or be ... and rising health care costs could best be achieved through a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. At the heart of ... air quality, water quality, food sanitation); life skills; choosing professional medical and health services; and choices of ... Open-source healthcare software. *Public health informatics. *Social determinants of health *Health equity ...
Health information technology
... reduce adverse healthcare events and improve the quality of care if it were to widely adopt health information technology. The ... Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Daniel, Jodi G; Patel, ... It gives policy makers the chance to compare and contrast the systems through established indicators from health information ... Health information technology (HIT) is information technology applied to health and health care. It supports health information ...
Veterans Health Administration
Jun 2000). Reinventing VA Healthcare: Systematizing Quality Improvement and Quality Innovation. Medical Care. 38(6 Suppl 1) ... Health Care Assessments Screening Test Health Education Programs Ambulatory (Outpatient) and Hospital (Inpatient), Diagnostic ... A major focus of the transformation was the tracking of a number of performance indicators-including quality-of-care measures- ... Kerr, Eve A. (August 17, 2004). "Diabetes Care Quality in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Commercial Managed Care: ...
Minimum Data Set
In most cases, participants in the assessment process are licensed health care professionals, usually Registered Nurses, ... MDS Quality Indicator and Resident Reports. ... MDS assessments are required for residents on admission to the ... and provide the foundation upon which a resident's individual care plan is formulated. MDS assessment forms are completed for ... The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is part of the U.S. federally mandated process for clinical assessment of all residents in Medicare ...
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Statistics Canada Government of Canada Publications Health Canada: Canada's Health Care System Health Indicators 2009 ... and guidelines for data quality assessment reports. Each database is also subject to a Privacy Impact Assessment. Provincial ... within the Canadian healthcare system. The report also recommend the federal government to "work with other concerned parties ... Health care in Canada Canada's Health Care providers, 2007 Canadian and American health care systems compared Canada Health Act ...
... the conceptualization of health as an ability opened the door for self-assessments to become the main indicators to judge the ... Access to and Quality of Health Care *^ Association of Schools of Public Health. Impact of Public Health. Retrieved 2010-6-24. ... Environmental health, community health, behavioral health, and occupational health are also important areas of public health. ... Mental health. Main article: Mental health. The World Health Organization describes mental health as "a state of well-being in ...
Health impact of light rail systems
... no health indicators) and Air Quality is measured only at a neighborhood level. Demonstrates an uncoordinated strategy for ... The CDC, WHO and American Public Health Association (APHA). all advocate that "Health Impact Assessments can help ensure health ... "Estimating the effects of light rail transit on health care costs". Health & Place, 14(1), 45-58. American Public Transit ... Similarly, having convenient and affordable light rail access could enable residents with little access to healthcare ...
Health care in Australia
... was created to eliminate the challenges faced by many Australian healthcare employers and employees in both sourcing quality ... scoring first or second on all of the indicators", although its overall ranking in the study was below the UK and Germany ... HWA will conduct an economic analysis to quantify the cost to allow an assessment of the relative affordability of the modelled ... Rural health care in Australia Private Health Insurance Ombudsman Euthanasia in Australia Health care compared Health care ...
European Health Examination Survey
The EHES Pilot Project has set up the structure for obtaining comparable high quality health indicators on health and important ... and use of health care services; as much as possible, questions conformed to the European Health Interview Survey. Plans for ... as were plans for external quality assessment. The minimum sample size in each pilot project country was 200 individuals ... have been noted by a number of healthcare researchers and policymakers. EHES data have furthermore been used as the basis for ...
Its results give no absolute indicator of the value of a certain treatment. The National Institute for Health and Care ... especially health technology assessment (HTA). In health economics the purpose of CUA is to estimate the ratio between the cost ... If intervention B confers two extra years of life at a quality of life weight of 0.75, then it confers an additional 1.5 QALYs ... One involves QALY's lack of usefulness to the healthcare provider in determining the applicability of alternative treatments in ...
Diabetic foot ulcer
Diabetes Care, 2001. 24(6): p. 1019-22. Lavery L.A.; et al. (1996). ""Reducing dynamic foot pressures in high-risk diabetic ... Assessment of diabetic foot ulcer includes identifying risk factors such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy, noting that 50 ... However, there was no benefit at one year and the quality of the reviewed trials was inadequate to draw strong conclusions. ... Signs such as inflammation and purulence are the best indicators of an active infection. The most common organism causing ...
World Health Organization, Geneva (2004). "Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. Volume 1: Recommendations." Archived 2016-03- ... Informa Healthcare. p. 34. ISBN 9781420016581. Archived from the original on 2017-09-01. Nancy caroline's emergency care in the ... Guidelines for the assessment and for the improvement of the service to users Maria, Kaika (April 2003). "The Water Framework ... According to this indicator on improved water sources, the MDG was met in 2010, five years ahead of schedule. Over 2 billion ...
Disability-adjusted life year
"European Guidelines for Cost-Effectiveness Assessments of Health Technologies", which recommended not using QALYs in healthcare ... "Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 1: 80. doi:10.1186/1477-7525-1-80. PMC 317370. PMID 14687421.. ... Loomes, Graham; McKenzie, Lynda (1989). "The use of QALYs in health care decision making". Social Science & Medicine. 28 (4): ... The DALY is becoming increasingly common in the field of public health and health impact assessment (HIA). It "extends the ...
Quality and Outcomes Framework
New indicators are developed and approved by a committee of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Approved ... Official publication of QOF figures for England Health and Social Care Information Centre QOF Database Detailed and summary ... Assessments of its success are mixed. The new GP contract as a whole cost £1.76 billion more than the Government had expected, ... palliative care, mental health and asthma. Added in 2006 were dementia, depression, chronic kidney disease, atrial fibrillation ...
Health care ratings
AHRQ was building on its quality indicator work through the Hospital Care and Utilization Project (HCUP) (now Healthcare Cost ... Consumer Assessment of Health Professionals and Systems(CAHPS) The Joint Commission The National Quality Forum (NQF) National ... Measures of Hospital quality Measures of Health Plan Quality Measures of Physician Quality Measures of Quality for Other Health ... health quality reports can encourage patients to preferentially choose high quality healthcare such as best health plans or ...
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
"Raised risk of poor care at Scunthorpe General Hospital, says Care Quality Commission". Scunthorpe Telegraph. 25 October 2013. ... Health Service Journal. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2015. "Five trusts seeking millions for reconfiguration". Health Service ... The trust complained about this assessment. Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby was rated as "requires improvement", ... was one of thirteen hospital trusts named by Dr Foster Intelligence as having higher than expected higher mortality indicator ...
Pay for performance (healthcare)
A Call for Quality Health Care (Retrieved 2013-10-30) Carroll, Aaron E. (28 July 2014). "The New Health Care: The Problem With ... agreed to increases in existing income according to performance with respect to 146 quality indicators covering clinical care ... which are often not designed to collect data valid for quality assessment. After reviewing the medical literature in 2014, ... Rosenthal, M.B. & Frank, R.G. (2006). "What Is the Empirical Basis for Paying for Quality in Health Care?". Medical Care ...
IQwiG (German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) (6 June 2007). "Rapid-acting insulin analogues in the ... meta-analysis of clinical outcomes and assessment of cost effectiveness". Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health ... "Insulin, isophane". International Drug Price Indicator Guide. Retrieved 8 December 2016. Jones K (March 2000). "Insulin coma ... Germany's Institute for Quality and Cost Effectiveness in the Health Care Sector [IQWiG] released in 2007, and the Canadian ...
Assessment and management of pain in palliative care patients. Cancer Control. 2001 [archived 12 July 2008];8(1):15-24. PMID ... Some health care professionals may underestimate pain severity. A definition of pain widely employed in nursing, emphasizing ... Quality can be established by having the patient complete the McGill Pain Questionnaire indicating which words best describe ... and specific behaviors can be monitored as pain indicators. Behaviors such as facial grimacing and guarding indicate pain, as ...
Quality of Care Assessment Tools (QA Tools) | RAND
... clinically based system for assessing quality of care for children and adults. ... RAND Health Care developed and tested the QA Tools system, a comprehensive, ... Read more about the QA Tools quality indicators:. Quality Assessment Tools from RAND Health Care (2000) (PDF) Additional ... Quality of Care Assessment Tools (QA Tools). RAND Health Care developed and tested the QA Tools system, a comprehensive, ...
Lasso Regression for the Prediction of Intermediate Outcomes Related to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Using the TRANSIT...
... a set of 5 process indicators were found to have good predictive validity based on the hybrid method. ... Outcome Assessment, Health Care* * Primary Health Care / methods* * Quality Indicators, Health Care* ... Process indicators are essential to monitor the effectiveness of quality improvement strategies. However, process indicators ... Conclusions: Even though this study was conducted in a complex population of patients, a set of 5 process indicators were found ...
WHO | Management of quality of care
PHC health system environment and infrastructure; the who, what, when and where of assessment; problems encountered; indicators ... Quality Assessment and Assurance in Primary Health Care. M. I. Roemer and C. Montoya-Aguilar, 1988. Quality in the health ... Monitoring Quality of Primary Care. Quality Assurance Project (USAID). Quality monitoring issues; the importance of a systems ... Management of quality of care:. Monitoring and evaluation of quality of care. * How can Hospital Performance be Measured and ...
Achievement of Goals in U.S. Diabetes Care, 1999-2010
... adults with diabetes did not meet the recommended goals for diabetes care. ... Outcome Assessment, Health Care * Patient Compliance / statistics & numerical data* * Quality Indicators, Health Care ... Tracking national progress in diabetes care may aid in the evaluation of past efforts and identify residual gaps in care. ... Achievement of Goals in U.S. Diabetes Care, 1999-2010 N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 25;368(17):1613-24. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1213829. ...
Public Health Data Sources & Assessment Tools | State Public Health | ASTHO
Healthy People Leading Health Indicators. Health Care Quality and Managed Health Care Plan Assessment Tools ... The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. National Committee for Quality Assurance. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare ... Public Health Data Sources & Assessment Tools:A Resource Compendium to Measure Access and Health Disparities Updated August ... A core function of public health agencies is to promote a statewide assessment of current health status and access barriers to ...
The education system to master endovascular aortic repair in Japan - the Japanese Committee for Stentgraft Management.
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)* / standards. Practice Guidelines as Topic. Prosthesis Design. Quality Indicators ... 10112984 - From quality assurance to quality improvement: the joint commission and the new quality.... 8629224 - Radiosurgery ... Health Care Surveys. Hospital Mortality. Humans. Japan. Male. Middle Aged. ... Health Care* / standards. Registries. Stents*. Time Factors. Treatment Outcome. From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. ...
Medical Devices and Human Engineering (Hardback) - Routledge
Regulatory and Assessment Agencies; Mark E. Bruley and Vivian H. Coates. Applications of Virtual Instruments in Health Care; ... Clinical Engineering Program Indicators; Dennis D. Autio and Robert L. Morris. Quality of Improvement and Team Building; Joseph ... Management and Assessment of Health Care Technology; Yadin David and Thomas M. Judd ... clinical engineering program indicators, and virtual instruments in health care. The material is presented in a systematic ...
RRH: Rural and Remote Health article: 3224 - Quality assessment of primary care for common mental disorders in isolated...
Quality assessment of primary care for common mental disorders in isolated communities: Taking advantage of health records ... Quality is typically measured based on indicators used as reference points. Quality indicators can relate to healthcare ... Geneva: World Health Organization, 2004.. 58. OECD. Improving value in health care: measuring quality forum on quality of care ... Research methods used in developing and applying quality indicators in primary care. Quality and Safety in Health Care 2002; 11 ...
Explanation and elaboration of the SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) Guidelines, V.2.0: examples...
Quality Assurance; Quality Improvement; Outcome and Process Assessment (Healthcare); Quality Indicators, Health Care; Total ... Quality health care : a guide to developing and using indicators. 1st edn. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2004. ... Do patients need to be protected from quality improvement?. In: Jennings B, Baily M, Bottrell M, eds. Health care quality ... In 2015, healthcare improvement-related MeSH terms include: Health Care Quality Access and Evaluation; ...
Akron General -- Nurses - Shared Governance
Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey (HCAPS) scores *Nursing Sensitive Indicators measured by National Database ... goals consistent with the commission of attaining a pervasive perception among nurses that they provide high quality care to ... of Nurse Quality Indicators (NDNQI) data *Nurse satisfaction as indicated by National Database of Nurse Quality Indicators ( ... Because the Akron General model of care, Relationship-Based Care (RBC) focuses on three caring & healing relationships: (1) ...
Browsing Publications by Subject "Quality Indicators, Health Care"
Health system performance assessment in the WHO European region: which domains and indicators have been used by Member States ... Browsing Publications by Subject "Quality Indicators, Health Care". 0-9. A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. ... Health systems performance assessment (HSPA) varies across the WHO European Region. This review summarizes HSPA domains ... and indicators used by Member States in their HSPA or health system-related reports. Thirty ... ...
Publicaties | Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management | Erasmus University Rotterdam
A measurement instrument for spread of quality improvement in healthcare. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 25 ... Cramm, J.M. & Nieboer, A.P. (2014). Development and Validation of the Older Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (O-PACIC ... Satisfaction with Care and Self-Efficacy as Perceived by Adolescents with Diabetes: A Questionnaire Survey. Child Indicator ... A measurement instrument for spread of quality improvement in healthcare. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 25 ...
Pneumonia | St. Mary's Health System
Marys Regional Medical Center, acute care facility; St. Marys Medical Provider Network, with primary care and mental health ... Marys dYouville Pavilion, nursing home dedicated to long-term care, a secure Alzheimers unit, and a rehab center; and ... Home Patient and Visitor Information Quality and Safety Patient Care Indicators Pneumonia ... Oxygenation Assessment. Pneumonia can lower the oxygen in your blood because the air spaces in your lungs fill with mucus. The ...
Community Health | Encyclopedia.com
... community health refers to the health status of a defined group of people, or community, and the actions and conditions that ... protect and improve the health of the community. ... needs assessments, scorecards, quality of life indices, health ... personal care created by functional limitations, and all segments of health care including adult day care and respite care. ... Community Health Status Indicators Project (2000). Community Health Status Reports. Washington, DC: Health Resources and ...
Mortalidad tratable revisada: el estudio AMIEHS
Objectives: There is a renewed interest in health system indicators. In 1976 a measure of quality of healthcare, amenable ... We define health care as primary care, hospital care and personalized public health services (e.g. immunization and screening ... Healthcare assessment. Health system indicators. Healthcare effectiveness.. RESUMEN. Objetivos: Actualmente hay un renovado ... quality of health care because hardly any validation is done to reveal an empirical relation between the quality of health care ...
Expectations and Outcomes of Genetics Services
... and are unlikely to improve patient health status ... Department of Health (2009) High Quality Care for All: NHS Next ... Cleary PD and McNeil BJ (1988) Patient satisfaction as an indicator of quality care. Inquiry 25(1): 25-36. ... Health Technology Assessment Journal 16(30): i-xii, 1-509. Clarke A, Parsons E and Williams A (1996) Outcomes and process in ... Although PROMs have their limitations, they can be a useful supplement to traditional quality measures used in healthcare. ...
Creation of complexity assessment tool for patients receiving home care
interRAI home care quality indicators. BMC Geriatr [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2016 Apr 10];13:127. Available from: Available from ... Assessment of nursing home residents in Europe: the Services and Health for Elderly in Long TERm care (SHELTER) study. BMC ... This assessment considered that it is better for the home care service to care for more patients in the HC2/HC3 profile and ... To create and validate a complexity assessment tool for patients receiving home care from a public health service. ...
Quality indicators for primary care mental health services | BMJ Quality & Safety
Thus, there are few indicators available for quality assessment of primary mental health care, and few that can be applied at ... are only now in development in healthcare settings in other western countries. It is necessary to set up these systems and ... Valid indicators of mental health care are important in assessing and improving quality of care as they can show variations in ... Extent to which the indicator related to an aspect of care which is important for providing high quality care for mental health ...
Health Care Performance Measures
... designed to provide incentives and disincentives based on performance indicators which measure access and quality of care. ... Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®). A widely used set of health care performance measures that is ... Consumer Assessment Health Plan Surveys (CAHPS®). CAHPS® is a member satisfaction survey in which the objective is to capture ... Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®). A widely used set of health care performance measures that is ...
Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Wel... | WHSmith Books
Buy Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (2013) by From WHSmith today! FREE delivery to store or FREE UK ... National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).- National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).- National Neighborhood Indicator ... Objective Index of Quality of Life in Spain.- Objective Quality of Life.- Pain, an Overview.- Pairwise Comparisons.- Care, ... Lake Erie Quality Index.- Lancashire Quality of Life Profile.- Land Use Diversity Index.- Land Quality Indicators.- ...
CDC - NIOSH - Total Worker Health™ in Action - August 2013
... and nursing quality.. Comprehensive Assessments. If a work unit meets criteria for an intervention, a Safety Wellness Action ... health care costs were almost 10% of the medical centers budget and rising faster than health care inflation rates each year. ... L. Casey Chosewood will speak at the American Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare Annual Conference in Orlando, ... The work units were evaluated by wellness and performance indicators, including Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) participation, ...
Principles for the Development and Use of Quality Measures | FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS | Pediatrics
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Child Health Care Quality Toolbox: Established Child Health Care Quality Measures. ... Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Pediatric Quality Indicators Overview. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare ... CAHPS: Consumer Assessment of Health Plans. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2006. Available at: www. ... National Health Care Quality Report Matrix: Combines 4 of the IOM Health Care Quality Components and the FACCT Consumer ...
Core Metrics Pilot Project Final Report - Public Health Institute
This project demonstrated that health information can be developed at a local level, the Core Metrics concretely specified, and ... in Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs); by healthcare providers, such as federally qualified health clinics (FQHCs); ... Health Care & Population Health, Social Determinants of Health, Population Health, Population Data, Community Health ... quality of healthcare, cost of healthcare, and engagement.. The Vital Signs report provides national estimates for each ...
Health care quality - Wikipedia
At the population level, or macro-level, assessments of health care quality include indicators such as life expectancy, infant ... The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) formed in 1970 to improve healthcare quality for patients ... or a survey of health indicators in a population who are accessing certain kinds of care. Health care quality is the degree to ... "The Urgent Need to Improve Health Care Quality: Institute of Medicine National Roundtable on Health Care Quality". JAMA: The ...
Health Information Management
... data collection and analysis for health care quality assessment; health care quality indicators; risk management activities; ... Quality Improvement in Healthcare (3 s.h.) F. Prerequisite: HIM 0207 and 0271. Course addresses quality improvement processes; ... U.S. Health Care System (3 s.h.) F. Historical and current patterns of health care organizations and delivery systems; analysis ... Health Information Systems in Nonacute Care (3 s.h.) S. Prerequisite: HIM 0106. A survey of health information for special ...
Blog Posts in Health Care Quality Measurement | RAND
... such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, and the environment. ... Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys are designed to capture patients experiences in a ... Surveys give patients a voice and provide fair and relevant indicators that complement other metrics of health care quality to ... Health Care Quality Measurement. commentary. What Influences Quality Improvement Processes in Health Care?. Gemma-Claire Ali, ...
... assessments and associations with indicators of health, quality and efficiency Lotta Dellve, Sara Larsson Fallman The 11th NOVO ... Professional Bureaucracy and Health Care Managers Planned Change Strategies: Governance in Swedish Health Care ... Leadership quality: a factor important for social capital in healthcare organizations Marcus Strömgren, Andrea Eriksson, Linda ... Health care managers views on and approaches to implementing models for improving care processes ...
National trends in emergency readmission rates: a longitudinal analysis of administrative data for England between 2006 and...
Process versus outcome indicators in the assessment of quality of health care. Int J Qual Health Care 2001;13:475-80.doi: ... NHS England, Public Health England. The NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare Reducing unwarranted variation to increase value ... Rethinking Thirty-Day Hospital Readmissions: Shorter Intervals Might Be Better Indicators Of Quality Of Care. Health Aff 2016; ... variation in quality of care. Strengths and limitations of this study. *. The use of a large administrative health data source ...
Implementing guidelines in nursing homes: a systematic review | BMC Health Services Research | Full Text
More implementation research is needed to ensure high quality of care in nursing homes. PROSPERO 2014: CRD42014007664 ... The overall quality of the evidence for all comparisons was low or very low using GRADE. Little is known about how to improve ... The overall quality of the evidence was rated using GRADE. Five cluster-randomised controlled trials met the inclusion criteria ... Mant J. Process versus outcome indicators in the assessment of quality of health care. Int J Qual Health Care. 2001;13:475-80. ...
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- The objective of this study is to identify an effective method for building prediction models and to assess the predictive validity of the TRANSIT indicators. (nih.gov)
- There is not only an interest in the use of health records to assess the quality of PHC for mental health in remote regions but also a scientific value for the rigorous and meticulous methodological approach developed in this study. (rrh.org.au)
- The high prevalence of these disorders is pushing health systems to increase the roles of primary health care (PHC) in order to recognize, assess, treat and follow up the majority of those affected by these conditions 3 . (rrh.org.au)
- Researchers worked in collaboration with decision-makers involved in two isolated regions of Quebec to adapt procedures and research tools so as to provide them with a way to assess the quality of PHC offered within their populations to those with various mental health-related needs. (rrh.org.au)
- Only validated indicators can be successfully used to assess the quality of healthcare systems in international comparisons. (isciii.es)
- Quality measures assess 3 levels of health care and its intended results: structure, process, and outcome. (aappublications.org)
- How can local communities across the country use the Vital Signs to assess their health indicators? (phi.org)
- The aim of this study was to assess drug use pattern at ten primary healthcare centers (PHCCs) of the Bahawalpur district of the Punjab province of Pakistan by employing the WHO/INRUD core drug use indicators. (biomedcentral.com)
- Less than 4% of patient charts included family health histories that were informative enough to accurately assess risk for common complex diseases.Limitations: Limitations of this study include the small number of charts reviewed per provider, the fact that the sample consisted of primary care providers in a single geographic location, and the inability to assess ethnicity, consanguinity, and other indicators of the informativeness of family health history. (uncg.edu)
- Besides evaluation theoretical, practical and empirical argu- of health status through morbidity and ments provide a strong rationale for assess- mortality estimates, there has been equal ing patient perceptions [ 9 ]. (who.int)
- This workshop is being held to assess the situation of the health information system in Iraq and how to find the necessary means to develop this basic pillar in the provision of health services," said Dr Alwan. (who.int)
- We need solid health information for the development and evaluation of policies in the health system, and to assess health trends and indicators in Iraq in addition to assessing the performance of health institutions. (who.int)
- and assess health system performance. (who.int)
- Participants were equipped with the tools and knowledge required to assess health information systems and develop a priority action plan for strengthening the health information system in Iraq. (who.int)
- Standardised tools were used to assess the quality of mental health rehabilitation units and service users' autonomy, quality of life, experiences of care and ratings of the therapeutic milieu. (rcpsych.org)
- In the home health care area, the Department has two key initiatives developed and implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to assess, improve, and report quality. (hhs.gov)
- To improve perinatal health, we need the right tools to assess problems and their causes. (huliq.com)
- Further work is needed to assess the effect of implementing these quality indicators on depression care. (umassmed.edu)
- The WHO recommends evaluation organizational methods and clinical practices to ensure the effectiveness and quality of PHC for people with common mental disorders 6 . (rrh.org.au)
- Introduction: In primary care methods are needed that help make an inventory of the quality of organisation and performance with respect to running practice audits adequately, participating in a clinical governance programme and making district plans for improvement. (mendeley.com)
- Anthropometric measurements, among the most frequently applied methods for assessing nutritional status in pregnant women, are recognized as effective tools in the prevention of perinatal morbi-mortality, the prognosis of child health, and the promotion of women's health (3), and have undergone considerable improvement over the past five decades (4). (scielosp.org)
- There is a general lack of research evidence as to which frameworks and quality methods are most effective 8,9 . (scielo.org.za)
- Care, Palliative. (whsmith.co.uk)
- The aim of this project is to evaluate the evidence base for palliative care assessment tools. (jhsph.edu)
- Based on a conceptual framework and evidence map, this project will summarize the evidence for use of palliative care assessment tools. (jhsph.edu)
- By measuring the quality of the organisation of palliative care with process and structure quality indicators (QIs), patients, caregivers and policy makers are able to monitor to what extent recommendations are met, like those of the council of the WHO on palliative care and guidelines. (springermedizin.de)
- As no European set of indicators for the organisation of palliative care existed, such a set of QIs was developed. (springermedizin.de)
- In two project meetings with practitioners and experts in palliative care the development process of a QI set was finalised and the QIs were categorized in a framework, covering the recommendations of the Council of Europe. (springermedizin.de)
- We developed the first set of QIs for the organisation of palliative care. (springermedizin.de)
- Appendix C- Indicators set for the organisation of palliative care. (springermedizin.de)
- WHO: Definition of Palliative Care. (springermedizin.de)
- Recommendation Rec (2003) 24 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the organisation of palliative care. (springermedizin.de)
- Does quality of life assessment in palliative care look like a complex screening program? (springermedizin.de)
- Palliative Care (PC) is an approach that improves the Quality of Life (QoL). (springermedizin.de)
- As a result, a new framework, the QoL Assessment Principles in Palliative Care was developed. (springermedizin.de)
- The QoL Assessment Principles in Palliative Care identified could represent a methodological and ethical standard to be considered when developing and evaluating a clinical intervention focused on QoL assessment in PC. (springermedizin.de)
- This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications focused on palliative care in geriatric populations. (nih.gov)
- We also provide frameworks and strategies for implementation, including issues related to planning, management systems, and evaluation on Guidelines for Implementing Total Worker Health Programs . (cdc.gov)
- This health consultation was prepared in accordance with the methodologies and guidelines developed by ATSDR. (cdc.gov)
- A literature review was undertaken aiming to identify existing quality indicators and source evidence-based guidelines from both Australia and internationally. (wiley.com)
- The majority of providers stated hypertension and hyperlipidemia health indicator levels that met or exceeded national guidelines. (rwjf.org)
- Responses to Assessment of Chronic Illness Care Short version items (e.g., "evidence-based guidelines are available and supported by provider education") fall within four descriptive levels of implementation ranging from "little or none" to "fully implemented intervention. (eur.nl)
- To facilitate evidence-based cancer care, clinical guidelines have been developed. (mja.com.au)
- 11 Guidelines also enable the development of evidence-based quality indicators. (mja.com.au)
- This concludes the health consultation process for this site, unless additional information is obtained by ATSDR which, in the Agency's opinion, indicates a need to revise or append the conclusions previously issued. (cdc.gov)
- Conclusions Older patients' assessments are not a sufficient basis for assessing the technical quality of their primary care. (bmj.com)
- CONCLUSIONS: Guideline-based depression process measures derived from centralized data sources offer an important method of depression care surveillance. (umassmed.edu)
- This article is part of a research study on the organization of primary health care (PHC) for mental health in two of Quebec's remote regions. (rrh.org.au)
- These indicators were categorised into 21 aspects of care, 11 relating to general practices and 10 relating to health authorities or primary care groups/trusts. (bmj.com)
- These indicators could provide a guide for primary care organisations embarking on quality improvement initiatives in mental health care when addressing national targets and standards relating to primary care set out in the National Service Framework for Mental Health for England. (bmj.com)
- The central role played by primary care in the recognition and delivery of care for people with mental health problems is now widely acknowledged. (bmj.com)
- This was subsequently followed by the National Service Framework for Mental Health 4 which included the role of primary care in the delivery of mental health care (box 1). (bmj.com)
- 10 Structure measures address "sufficiency of resources and proper system design" 11 including organizational characteristics, such as the type of care provided (eg, primary or specialty) or the use of specific systems for improving care (eg, an electronic health record [EHR] or registry). (aappublications.org)
- Primary care clinicians are expected to reconcile a patient's medications at every visit. (rand.org)
- Most studies in these reviews were, however, conducted in acute care, outpatient and primary care settings other than nursing homes. (biomedcentral.com)
- The primary outcome was direct health care costs. (ices.on.ca)
- Very few longitudinal analyses are available that compare Ontario's primary care models with each other, so this report serves to fill that knowledge gap. (ices.on.ca)
- Setting 18 general practices in the Basildon primary care trust area, south east England. (bmj.com)
- Comprehensive assessment of the quality of care in small-scale primary care practices. (mendeley.com)
- This paper concerns our experience with a comprehensive assessment of primary care practices. (mendeley.com)
- Implement processes to communicate elective surgical time frames to patients' primary carers to enable effective anaemia management in the primary care sector, if possible. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
- Although primary care settings provide a large-scale and high-reach opportunity for weight management and obesity prevention, the proportion of adults in the United Kingdom (UK) who report receiving weight management advice is limited. (springer.com)
- Consistent with previous research, the findings suggest that opportunities to provide weight management advice in primary care, including to patients with an obese BMI, are potentially missed. (springer.com)
- This study assessed a large set of evidence-based quality indicators (QIs) for primary healthcare in the Swiss context. (bmj.com)
- Primary care facilities were given financial incentives conditional on general quality and the quantity provided. (worldbank.org)
- Campbell SM, Ludt S, Van Lieshout J, Boffin N, Wensing M, Petek D, Grol R, Roland MO: Quality indicators for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care in nine European countries. (springermedizin.de)
- General practitioners (GPs) and primary care teams are seen as crucially important, but often in need of more support and advice from specialist mental health professionals. (rcpsych.org)
- Dr. Megan Mahoney is Clinical Professor and Section Chief of General Primary Care in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University. (stanford.edu)
- Her academic focus is to develop innovative and transformative approaches to proactive and personalized team-based primary care that empowers patients, health care providers, and communities in the U.S. and internationally. (stanford.edu)
- As Chief of General Primary Care, I lead a team who is innovating primary care strategies that serve as a model for the US and abroad. (stanford.edu)
- Stanford Primary Care delivers innovative, high-quality, personalized and holistic care for patients and families throughout their lives. (stanford.edu)
- If geographic access to care is not equally distributed within the country, and travel time is longer in critical circumstances such as a delivery, this might lead to hypoxaemia/asphyxia, and eventually to intrapartum and neonatal death.9 The Netherlands has a two-stage maternity healthcare system (primary and secondary care). (spotidoc.com)
- Primary care for low-risk women, including care during delivery at home ª 2010 The Authors Journal compilation ª RCOG 2010 BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1 Ravelli et al. (spotidoc.com)
- The primary objective was to develop a conceptual model of 'good health care' from the patient's perspective. (springer.com)
- Process indicators are essential to monitor the effectiveness of quality improvement strategies. (nih.gov)
- State and territorial health departments play a key role in mobilizing these partnerships and working with others to support health improvement efforts. (astho.org)
- Since its publication in 2008, SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) has contributed to the completeness and transparency of reporting of quality improvement work, providing guidance to authors and reviewers of reports on healthcare improvement work. (bmj.com)
- In the interim, enormous growth has occurred in understanding factors that influence the success, and failure, of healthcare improvement efforts. (bmj.com)
- What Influences Quality Improvement Processes in Health Care? (rand.org)
- Periods of rapid change offer both opportunities and challenges for health care quality improvement. (rand.org)
- All of the communities participating in the summit had been involved in measuring the effectiveness of their efforts, although their objectives-whether for quality improvement purposes or public reporting-may have differed. (nap.edu)
- Performance measures may be used to support internal assessment and improvement, to further health care organization accountability, and to inform consumer and payer selection and purchasing based on performance. (nap.edu)
- Patients may find approaches such as online reviews less burdensome, and providers might see customized surveys as more immediately relevant for quality improvement than standardized surveys such as CAHPS. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- This project will implement and evaluate a national curriculum for training cancer health care professionals in biopsychosocial pain management and quality improvement. (jhsph.edu)
- The goal of this project is to evaluate the implementation of quality measure initiatives into quality improvement projects from the provider, administrator and patient/family perspectives. (jhsph.edu)
- Hundreds of efforts now under way, including public reporting, pay-for-performance, and ongoing quality improvement programs, are aimed at enhancing quality. (nap.edu)
- Widespread concerns about quality have stimulated quality improvement efforts at all levels of the health care system. (nap.edu)
- Quality monitoring and improvement are critical responsibilities of all types of health care providers, and quality improvement is now regarded as a core competency that all types of health care professionals should possess. (nap.edu)
- And Medicare, through its Quality Improvement Organization Program, provides about $350 million per year for surveillance functions and technical assistance (U.S. DHHS, 2004a). (nap.edu)
- The development of multiple quality measures has been driven by stakeholders eager to see certain features of care recognized and rewarded as part of quality improvement initiatives. (nap.edu)
- Measuring and monitoring healthcare quality is a necessary precondition to draw healthcare providers' attention to the patients' need and to determine potential areas for improvement. (bmj.com)
- The Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (ACIC) is based on six areas of system change suggested by the CCM and was developed to help disease management teams identify areas for improvement in chronic illness care and evaluate the level and nature of improvements made in their system. (eur.nl)
- Over the 5-year study period, there was evidence of gradual improvement in treatment quality. (mja.com.au)
- Registries that are focused on specific cancers, collecting outcome and treatment data, not only facilitate quality improvement, but can, over time, also provide unique insights into the effectiveness of treatment and contribute to translational research in cooperation with biological sample repositories. (mja.com.au)
- Whatever the causes, racial disparities in health care call for quality improvement initiatives. (commonwealthfund.org)
- Acknowledging that "to err is human," systems reform envisions quality improvement as an organizational responsibility. (commonwealthfund.org)
- Nor do these mandates require the implementation of quality improvement projects directed specifically at reducing or eliminating treatment inequities. (commonwealthfund.org)
- Each indicator should be defined to ensure that they can influence continuous quality improvement without being a burden. (health.gov.au)
- The Outcome-Based Quality Improvement (OBQI) program provides reports to all Medicare-certified home health agencies so that they can identify potential quality problems and devise appropriate strategies to address them. (hhs.gov)
- An additional OBQI patient outcome indicator (Improvement in Pain Interfering with Activity) is risk-adjusted for public reporting in HHQI but not in OBQI reports sent to agencies. (hhs.gov)
- The patients' experience of the quality of hospital care can provide insightful feedback to enable clinical teams to direct quality improvement efforts in areas where they are most needed. (biomedcentral.com)
- The improvement in the median composite score of 13 selected major indicators (out of 22) over four years was significant. (msh.org)
- Study - Uniform quality assurance and improvement program - Reports to legislature - Limitation on rule making. (wa.gov)
- For FQHCs, transitioning to a value-based APM often requires additional infrastructure and investment, such as enhanced IT and quality improvement capacity, as well as clinical and work flow changes, including team-based care, population-based management, and care coordination. (nashp.org)
- Information is presented for December 2017, for 24 'process-of-care' and 'health outcome' indicators, focusing on maternal and child health, preventative health, and chronic disease management. (aihw.gov.au)
- The report shows improvements for the majority of indicators between June and December 2017. (aihw.gov.au)
- In 2017, she was elected Vice Chief of Staff for Stanford Health Care and will assume the position of Chief of Staff 2020. (stanford.edu)
- PowerPoint, National Academy for State Health Policy's Value Based Payment Reform Academy Closing Meeting, July 26, 2017. (nashp.org)
- This article focuses mainly on the methodology developed for assessing PHC quality associated with common mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety disorders. (rrh.org.au)
- Although many of the indicators relate to parochial issues in UK service delivery, the methodology used in the development of the indicators could be applied in other settings to produce locally relevant indicators. (bmj.com)
- Intermediate applications of the ICD-9-CM coding system and the DRG reimbursement methodology will be reinforced through reviews of selected medical records, case problems and clinical scenarios that are commonly coded in the acute care setting. (temple.edu)
- We describe the governance model, the data items collected, the collection methodology clinical indicators selected for reporting and the reporting framework. (wiley.com)
- 4), research focused on determining the best methodology for anthropometric assessment during pregnancy is a preoccupation of national and international health agencies and nongovernmental organizations, who justify such efforts as a means of ensuring adequate anthropometric assessment of the nutritional status of pregnant women. (scielosp.org)
- The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) designed this toolkit to support states interested in developing a value-based alternative payment methodology (APM) for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). (nashp.org)
- Pediatricians and other child health clinicians strive to provide the best care for children and families. (aappublications.org)
- Ensure that all clinicians apply PBM as the standard of care for patients facing a medical or surgical intervention who are at high risk of significant blood loss. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
- This poses a challenge for continuity and coordination of care as patients may consult both TCAM practitioners (TCAMP) and BM doctors (BMD) separately for their illnesses without notifying respective clinicians. (plos.org)
- Thirty five countries were represented, with attendees including health ministers and senior policy makers, patients, payers, providers, clinicians and medtech and pharma companies. (sciencebusiness.net)
- 14 The indicators were evidence-based and supported by the participating clinicians. (mja.com.au)
- This systematic review of the utility of instruments to measure patient experience of hospital quality care will aid clinicians, managers and policy makers to select an instrument fit for purpose. (biomedcentral.com)
- FQHCs may also need to change how clinicians and other staff work together and with community partners to improve quality and efficiency. (nashp.org)
- Exploratory analyses were also conducted to investigate (1) differences in patient priorities based on demographic and clinical factors, and (2) differences between patients and health stakeholders (e.g., clinicians, researchers) with respect to patient health care priorities. (springer.com)
- The AMIEHS project-Amenable mortality in the European Union: towards better indicators for the effectiveness of health systems- has received funding from the European Union through the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) (agreement number 2007106). (isciii.es)
- In the project "Amenable mortality in the European Union: toward better indicators for the effectiveness of health systems" (AMIEHS), we introduce a new approach to the selection of indicators of amenable mortality. (isciii.es)
- Healthcare effectiveness. (isciii.es)
- In July 2007, NCQA announced that the meaning of "HEDIS" would be changed to "Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set. (wikipedia.org)
- Future research should test alternative mechanisms to increase weight assessment and advice provision, examine the effectiveness of advice frequently given, and seek solutions to reported barriers for providing weight management advice. (springer.com)
- Assessing the quality of care has become progressively more important to providers, regulators and purchasers of care, with a greater focus on evidence-based medicine and cost-effectiveness 3 . (scielo.org.za)
- Duties of department - Promotion of health care cost-effectiveness. (wa.gov)
- women's health. (rand.org)
- Women's Health Victoria is a statewide women's health promotion, information and advocacy service. (nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au)
- Our work at Women's Health Victoria is underpinned by a social model of health. (nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au)
- Women's Health Victoria's vision is for a society that takes a proactive approach to health and wellbeing, is empowering and respectful of women and girls and takes into account the diversity of their life circumstances. (nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au)
- Recommendation: Ensure the Strategy demonstrates a commitment to women's health. (nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au)
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- At the population level, or macro-level, assessments of health care quality include indicators such as life expectancy, infant mortality rates, incidence, and prevalence of certain health conditions. (wikipedia.org)
- In 1976 a measure of quality of healthcare, amenable mortality, was introduced by Rutstein. (isciii.es)
- The preselected indicators were then validated by a trend analysis that identified associations between the timing of innovations and cause-specific mortality trends and by a Delphi-procedure. (isciii.es)
- After a short review of previous lists of amenable mortality indicators and a detailed description of the innovative procedure in the AMIEHS project we present a list of 14 causes of death that passed our selection criteria. (isciii.es)
- Functional status, quality of life, and mortality are examples of outcome measures. (aappublications.org)
- The aim of this study was to analyze maternal and child health indicators and infant mortality rate (IMR) at the cities located at the 18th Health Division (HD) in Parana State, Brazil. (hindawi.com)
- The concept of maternal and child health has expanded over the years, which also includes a set of knowledge, practices, and attitudes that aim at the promotion of healthy pregnancies, deliveries, and births and also the prevention of maternal and child mortality [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
- Studies conducted in Paraná State expose inequities in maternal, pregnancy, and neonatal health indicators among cities, showing a disadvantage in health and higher risk for infant mortality in some cities to detriment of others [ 4 , 5 ]. (hindawi.com)
- The Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) is widely used for measuring functioning in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), since it is a better predictor of future morbidity, mortality and work disability than other disease outcome variables. (scielo.org.za)
- Controversy has attended the relationship between risk-adjusted mortality and process-of-care. (biomedcentral.com)
- A discordant debate has subsequently occurred regarding the relationship between risk-adjusted mortality and process-of-care, the latter being variously assessed [ 5 , 6 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
- Although it is well documented that diabetes is strongly associated with morbidity and mortality, less is known about how this disease affects functional health status and sense of wellbeing. (rrh.org.au)
- Instead of comparing countries on single indicators like infant mortality (the 'report card' or 'league table' approach), the report paints a fuller picture by presenting data about mortality, low birthweight and preterm birth alongside data about health care and other factors that can affect the outcome of pregnancy. (huliq.com)
- Maternal mortality ratios: These vary widely, partly because they are based on very small numbers of deaths and partly reflecting differences in health care, which need fuller investigation. (huliq.com)
- Introduction A positive relationship between longer travel time from home to hospital and mortality has been found in lifethreatening situations like emergency/trauma care and cardiology.1-6 Obstetrics is another setting in which travel time to hospital may potentially affect the outcome. (spotidoc.com)
- Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic lung diseases, dementia, and chronic kidney disease will likely continue to be the greatest sources of morbidity and mortality, as well as the costliest conditions to healthcare systems. (nih.gov)
- This finding is consistent with other epidemiological studies in other countries, with detected the alarming problem of surgical site infections and their unwanted repercussions on the increase in morbidity and mortality levels and health care costs (5-8) . (scielo.br)
- It is well known that nutritional intervention focused on woman's health during the reproductive stage-not only in the preconception period but also during the prenatal period, and culminating in assistance to lactating woman-helps achieve adequate newborn nutritional status and is reflected in childhood health and nutritional conditions (2). (scielosp.org)
- Archeological findings from the Nile river region as early as 2000 b.c.e., indicate that the Egyptians also had environment health concerns with rain and waste water. (encyclopedia.com)
- The findings demonstrate that health information can be developed at a local level, the Core Metrics concretely specified, and that the measures are practical, understandable, and usable. (phi.org)
- The findings in this report are relevant to conditions at the site during the time of this health consultation and should not necessarily be relied upon if site conditions or land use changes in the future. (cdc.gov)
- Findings were based on a nationwide health insurance claims database covering all parts of Switzerland. (bmj.com)
- present results of the review to the Ministry of Health and other national stakeholders to ensure understanding and agreement on the findings. (who.int)
- Health care quality - Findings and intent - Requirements for conducting study under RCW 43.70.066 . (wa.gov)
- These findings should be considered in plans for the centralisation of obstetric care. (spotidoc.com)
- Findings revealed a 10-cluster model of 'good health care. (springer.com)
- Quality assurance is distinct from quality assessment and is based on the principles of total quality management (TQM). (wikipedia.org)
- Data from the National Committee for Quality Assurance indicate that in 2008, among patients aged 18 to 75 years who were discharged after admission for acute myocardial infarction or coronary angioplasty or who had a diagnosis of ischemic vascular disease, cholesterol screening was performed in 88.9% of patients enrolled in commercial health insurance plans, 88.6% of those enrolled in Medicare, and 79.6% of those enrolled in Medicaid. (jaoa.org)
- The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) makes available comparative quality information on health plans (NCQA, 2005c). (nap.edu)
- In 2011 the Help Ethiopia Address the Low TB Performance (HEAL TB) Project used WHO or national TB indicators as standards of care (SOC) for baseline assessment, progress monitoring, gap identification, assessment of health workers' capacity-building needs, and data quality assurance. (msh.org)
- In the laboratory area, where there was previously no external quality assurance (EQA) for sputum microscopy, 1,165 health facilities now have quarterly EQA, and 96.1% of the facilities achieved a ≥ 95% concordance rate in blinded rechecking. (msh.org)
- Quality assurance - Interagency cooperation. (wa.gov)
- These quality measures show some recommended treatments for pneumonia. (stmarysmaine.com)
- Researchers use a variety of quality measures to attempt to determine health care quality, including counts of a therapy's reduction or lessening of diseases identified by medical diagnosis, a decrease in the number of risk factors which people have following preventive care, or a survey of health indicators in a population who are accessing certain kinds of care. (wikipedia.org)
- Structural measures describe the providers' ability to provide high quality care, process measures describe the actions taken to maintain or improve community health, and outcome measures describe the impact of a health care intervention. (wikipedia.org)
- The measures can be difficult to define in health care. (wikipedia.org)
- It is a method of using quality assessment measures in a system-wide manner to deliver high-quality care that is continually improving. (wikipedia.org)
- Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) have recently gained prominence in healthcare evaluation worldwide. (els.net)
- To this end, patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are of growing importance in healthcare evaluation. (els.net)
- Although PROMs have their limitations, they can be a useful supplement to traditional quality measures used in healthcare. (els.net)
- At JHHC, we take measures to help our providers improve the health of our member community and set standards of excellence in member care. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Each of our lines of business follows a certain set of health care performance measures as follows. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- This statement is intended as a guide for pediatricians and pediatric leadership on the appropriate uses of quality measures and the criteria on which they should be based. (aappublications.org)
- In addition, this information may be helpful for employer groups, health plans, and other organizations involved in the development and evaluation of child health quality measures. (aappublications.org)
- Examples of process measures include the provision of a written asthma management plan to a family and the use of a standardized assessment to evaluate and diagnose comorbidities in a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (aappublications.org)
- Outcome measures describe how the care delivered affects the patient's health, health status, and function. (aappublications.org)
- Increased attention to medical care for seniors prompted the addition of measures related to glaucoma screening and osteoporosis treatment for older adults. (wikipedia.org)
- It provides detailed data on all measures and is intended for employers, consultants and insurance brokers who purchase health insurance for groups. (wikipedia.org)
- Outcome measures are risk adjusted according to the established National Comprehensive Cancer Network and Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment Score (surgery only) risk stratification model. (wiley.com)
- For an overall assessment both patient based and records based measures are required. (bmj.com)
- It was suggested that this common set of measures would include assessment of success in meeting the Quality Chasm's six aims for care-safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable-and do so in the most parsimonious manner possible so as to not be overwhelming (IOM, 2001). (nap.edu)
- Patient experience measures are increasingly being publicly reported and included in pay-for-performance programs, but critics express concern about the relevance and fairness of using information from patient experience surveys as indicators of health care quality. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- Measures of patients' perceptions or experiences of care have emerged through efforts of consumer advocates. (nap.edu)
- Although other causes of readmissions not reflected in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality measures could also be avoidable, hospital-level programs intended to reduce all-cause readmissions and costs should target high-risk patients. (nih.gov)
- Several studies indicate that immigrants to the U.S. are less likely than U.S. citizens to receive cancer screening and other preventative health measures. (rwjf.org)
- U.S. News ' methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival, discharge-to-home rates, patient volume and the quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. (smmirror.com)
- 12 Significant research effort has been required to develop more complex treatment outcome measures that include cancer control as well as patient-reported quality of life across multiple domains. (mja.com.au)
- Updated factsheets are available for aged care staff, residents and families with the latest advice on measures to limit the transmission of the novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV). (health.gov.au)
- Incorporating equity measures into existing QAPI requirements does not require legislative action, although a congressional mandate would send a strong message about eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. (commonwealthfund.org)
- Do generic utility measures capture what is important to the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis? (nih.gov)
- The three most widely used utility measures are the Health Utilities Index Mark 2 and 3 (HUI2 and HUI3), the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) and the Short-Form-6D (SF-6D). (nih.gov)
- The Home Health Quality Initiative (HHQI) uses a subset of the OBQI quality measures for public reporting. (hhs.gov)
- This comprehensive qualitative and quantitative investigation is an important first step in developing patient-reported outcome performance measures that capture the aspects of health care that are most important and relevant for patients. (springer.com)
- Chung VCH, Ma PHX, Hong LC, Griffiths SM (2012) Organizational Determinants of Interprofessional Collaboration in Integrative Health Care: Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. (plos.org)
- We are committed to reducing inequities in health which arise from the social, economic and environmental determinants of health. (nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au)
- The World Health Organization (WHO) (1, 2) cites maternal anthropometric aspects and intake of adequate nutrients as determinants of fetal growth, demonstrating a close association with these parameters and weight and gestational age at birth. (scielosp.org)
- Specifically, instead of using a separate set of risk-adjusters for each OBQI quality indicator where risk-adjusters are primarily determined based on their statistical fit to the model, this project used a core set of risk-adjusters in all models that theory and prior research suggest are important determinants of home health quality. (hhs.gov)
- The health service of China has encountered significant challenges due to inequalities in socio-economic determinants of health. (biomedcentral.com)
- RAND Health Care developed and tested the QA Tools system, a comprehensive, clinically based system for assessing quality of care for children and adults. (rand.org)
- Because the QA Tools system addresses many limitations of current quality assessment systems, it offers a scientifically sound foundation on which an ongoing national quality monitoring system could be based. (rand.org)
- One of five volumes providing detailed information on the QA Tools, RAND's comprehensive, clinically based system for assessing quality of care for children and adults. (rand.org)
- From the perspective of stakeholders in the PHC system of care in remote areas, quality indicators are credible and provide potential for transferability to other contexts. (rrh.org.au)
- This review summarizes HSPA domains and indicators used by Member States in their HSPA or health system-related reports. (who.int)
- There is a renewed interest in health system indicators. (isciii.es)
- Health system indicators. (isciii.es)
- The American Academy of Pediatrics and its members are committed to improving the health care system to provide the highest-quality and safest health care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. (aappublications.org)
- How well is the patient able to access care once he or she accesses the health care system? (aappublications.org)
- To use quantitative indicators to identify the degree to which providers are delivering care that is consistent with standards or acceptable to customers of the delivery system. (nap.edu)
- Everything you always wanted to know about the Health Care system. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- Irrational use of drugs among patients is enforcing them to lose confidence in the healthcare system. (biomedcentral.com)
- In recent years, improving health care quality has become a top priority for all major stakeholders in the health care system-the federal government, group purchasers, health care professionals, health care providers, state governments, oversight organizations, consumer groups, and others. (nap.edu)
- However, there is no consensus on the definition of integration, or at which level of the health system the IHC concept should be applied . (plos.org)
- This literature review examined studies of how immigrants to the U.S. experience the U.S. health care system. (rwjf.org)
- This is the first literature review to focus on the direct experiences of immigrants and immigrant subpopulations within the U.S. health care system. (rwjf.org)
- CDC manages the system that tracks healthcare-associated infections. (consumerhealthratings.com)
- Available literature published between 1957 and 2007 was identified via MEDLINE ® (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online), LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature Database), SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online), and other international health bibliographic databases. (scielosp.org)
- Every day, I am inspired by the teamwork of our physicians, nurses, health care professionals and support staff whose knowledge, skill, dedication and compassion make possible the excellence in health care," said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of the UCLA Hospital System. (smmirror.com)
- The CCM clusters six interrelated components of health care systems: health care organization, community linkages, self-management support, delivery system design, decision support and clinical information systems. (eur.nl)
- The Assessment of Chronic Illness Care Short version (ACIC-S) consists of 21 items covering the six areas of the chronic care model: healthcare organization ( n = 3), community linkages ( n = 3), self-management support ( n = 3), delivery system design ( n = 3), decision support ( n = 3), and clinical information systems ( n = 3). (eur.nl)
- Even in the context of the privately-financed system of the US, the word value was seldom applied to healthcare ten years ago when Porter published 'Redefining Healthcare', his seminal work on the theme. (sciencebusiness.net)
- In- cost-effective system that includes the creased interest in patient satisfaction sur- continuum of care from health promotion veys is, therefore, evidence of the shift and prevention. (who.int)
- The Minister of Health Dr Alaa Alwan sponsored and opened the 2-day workshop in Baghdad with the participation of key stakeholders to identify and consolidate key issues from the field visits related to the health information system and formulate recommendations for their mitigation, including identifying priorities. (who.int)
- Assessment of health system responsiveness based on their judgments above may give biased results toward favorable service quality. (biomedcentral.com)
- The databases Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Psychological Information (Psych Info) and Web of Knowledge will be searched from inception until end November 2013. (biomedcentral.com)
- We assessed a participatory community and health system intervention to reduce the prevalence of disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Tanzania. (msh.org)
- The results indicate that a participatory community and health system intervention designed to tackle disrespect and abuse by changing the norms and standards of care is a potential strategy to improve the treatment of women during childbirth at health facilities. (msh.org)
- In South Africa the re-structuring of the entire health system is impending in the form of a National Health Insurance scheme, priority aims of which include access to quality healthcare and the minimising of financial risk 5 . (scielo.org.za)
- She relies on a close collaboration between health care administration, researchers, and medical education which is essential for ensuring a learning health system at Stanford. (stanford.edu)
- Our team is pioneering the shift from a health care system focused on medical care for individual patients toward an integrated health system focused on health and wellness of a population. (stanford.edu)
- Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the recently proposed quality indicators (QIs) based on a nationwide healthcare claims database and determine their association with the risk of subsequent hospitalisation at patient-level. (bmj.com)
- Specifically, TCEQ asked DSHS to evaluate the citizen's health concerns with respect to the soil and groundwater sampling results. (cdc.gov)
- We used multivariable regression to evaluate the link between depression care and subsequent overall and psychiatric hospitalization, adjusting for patient age, race, sex, socioeconomic status, comorbid illness, and hospitalization in the prior 12 months. (umassmed.edu)
- In a recent article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , we draw on our experience developing and implementing widely used Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys to debunk seven myths. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- Good patient surveys measure specific care experiences, like whether the health care provider communicated in a way that you understood. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- Information from such surveys can help to identify aspects of care that could be changed to improve patient experience. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- Many health care providers choose to act on the results, but unfortunately, not all providers use the information generated by patient surveys to improve care. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- Patient experience surveys give patients a voice, and - when conducted and analyzed according to rigorous standards - provide fair and relevant indicators that complement other metrics of health care quality to inform patients' choices and providers' decisions about how to improve care. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- Surveys such as this one provide an unbiased, fact-based assessment on key health indicators that can help would-be patients make an informed decision. (communitynewspapers.com)
- 18 ]. Moreover, such surveys are a form of losophy of continuous quality improve- health care evaluation independent of exter- ment. (who.int)
- Better organizational integration between TCAM and BM is a possible way of addressing this challenge, and the term "integrative healthcare" (IHC) is being widely used in policy documents and literature to describe a positive relationship between the two paradigms . (plos.org)
- Objectives The quality of ambulatory care in Switzerland is widely unknown. (bmj.com)
- Tracking national progress in diabetes care may aid in the evaluation of past efforts and identify residual gaps in care. (nih.gov)
- Enrollment in this course requires a current health care license and/or credential or permission of instructor, based on evaluation of work experience. (temple.edu)
- Management Division (HMWMD), CDPHE's Environmental Health Studies Program (EHS), under a Cooperative Agreement with ATSDR, is conducting an evaluation of cancer incidence and PCE concentration in municipal water in Security-Widefield, Colorado. (cdc.gov)
- Models for assessment and evaluation of water quality will be developed for the study watersheds. (epa.gov)
- Patient-Centered - providing care that is unique to a patient's needs. (wikipedia.org)
- Background: Family health history can predict a patient's risk for common complex diseases. (uncg.edu)
- Information on the health of the patient's parents was collected more often than information on the health of other relatives. (uncg.edu)
- Although some of these factors cannot be modified (e.g. patient's age), others can be controlled or eliminated through an excellent care process focused on prevention (e.g. skin antisepsis, antibiotic prophylaxis, etc. (scielo.br)
- Maternal indicators went down regarding the mean percentage of teenage mothers and low education, whereas they went up regarding mother with 35 years old or older and mothers without a partner. (hindawi.com)
- This study provides a better understanding of maternal and child health in the cities located at the 18th HD, supplying grounds to plan actions regarding the real needs of each specific city. (hindawi.com)
- Maternal and child health is a priority in Brazil's agenda of health programs and actions, as well as in several countries. (hindawi.com)
- Besides, a study that analyzed maternal and neonatal characteristics in host-cities of Health Divisions in Paraná State pointed to disadvantages at the 18th Health Division host-city compared to other host-cities. (hindawi.com)
- Logistic regression modelling with adjustments for gestational age, maternal age, parity, ethnicity, socio-economic status, urbanisation, tertiary care centres and volume of the hospital was used. (spotidoc.com)
- Leapfrog Group was founded by employer organizations and is supported by the Business Round table, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and organizations around the country focused on initiating improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of healthcare for Americans. (communitynewspapers.com)
- It introduces a methodological approach based on information found in health records, for assessing the quality of PHC offered to people suffering from depression or anxiety disorders. (rrh.org.au)
- Methodological quality of included studies was assessed using published checklist. (plos.org)
- Patient satisfaction is frequently used as a health care quality measure despite methodological challenges. (dovepress.com)
- Sign up for Insight Alerts highlighting editor-chosen studies with the greatest impact on clinical care. (aappublications.org)
- Quality activity will continue to grow, not only being profession-specific with the focus on clinical care, but also as a management concept in healthcare, critical to evaluating and maintaining efficacy and efficiency 6,7 . (scielo.org.za)
- We hope these tools will be helpful to states and communities working in partnership with HRSA and others to improve access and reduce health disparities. (astho.org)
- The term "community health" refers to the health status of a defined group of people, or community, and the actions and conditions that protect and improve the health of the community. (encyclopedia.com)
- For example, the health status of the people living in a particular town, and the actions taken to protect and improve the health of these residents, would constitute community health. (encyclopedia.com)
- The health status of these populations and the actions and conditions needed to protect and improve the health of a population constitute population health. (encyclopedia.com)
- Health promotion may be defined as any combination of educational and social efforts designed to help people take greater control of and improve their health. (encyclopedia.com)
- There are many reasons health plan members, patients and caregivers may struggle to understand health information but at JHHC we strive to help patients improve their understanding of their role in managing their behaviors and attitudes towards health maintenance. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- A major opportunity exists to improve care in a way that will make a real difference in the lives of children and families. (aappublications.org)
- When the right questions are asked, patients' answers can help health care providers better understand the patient experience and learn how they could improve. (rand.org)
- While monetary incentives and behavioral nudges both have their strengths, neither is enough to reliably change clinician behavior and improve quality of care. (rand.org)
- Making sure that patients are involved in treatment plans is another way to improve patients' ratings of their care experiences. (thehealthcareblog.com)
- and 3) incorporating a higher priority on preservation or restoration of native biodiversity coupled with efforts to improve water quality. (epa.gov)
- Harvard economist Michael Porter argues that, to improve performance, healthcare systems need to measure not what goes in, but what comes out. (sciencebusiness.net)
- In line with WHO's Thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019‒2023, WHO is collaborating with Member States to improve their health information systems, analytical capacity and reporting for universal health coverage. (who.int)
- should be provided for all health staff to increase adherence to the strategies for improve prevention, diagnosis and management of OM. (health.gov.au)
- Opportunities to improve have been identified in relation to the protocols' formal quality and contents. (scielo.br)
- NCQA's web site includes a summary of HEDIS results by health plan. (wikipedia.org)
- This may be influenced by the negative results presented by some cities under this Health Division management [ 4 ]. (hindawi.com)
- The results points to the need of stimulate the construction and use of instruments of notification and incentive to the full notification of the incidents, because it constitute fundamental tool of quality and can orientate the service management face to indicators that should be improved in the environment of work to, thereby provide safe security and with quality. (isciii.es)
- The results should be shared between their GP surgery and mental health team. (nice.org.uk)
- In this analysis we present results from 10 zones (of 28) in which 1,165 health facilities were supported from 2011 through 2015. (msh.org)
- Results of the study indicated that most occupational therapists have some knowledge of quality frameworks. (scielo.org.za)
- 1. Ramsey D, Fries J, Singh G. The Health Assessment Questionnaire 1995 - status and review. (scielo.org.za)
- The Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire: a review of its history, issues, progress, and documentation. (scielo.org.za)
- Percentile benchmarks in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Health Assessment Questionnaire as a quality indicator (QI). (scielo.org.za)
- Population Health Management. (eur.nl)
- 0105. Legal Aspects of Health Information Management (3 s.h. (temple.edu)
- The National Patient Blood Management Implementation Strategy may help health service organisations develop a plan. (safetyandquality.gov.au)
- As secondary analysis, we studied the effect of additional indicators such as waiting time, consultation time, and an IBD Management Quality Index (IMQI) on effect estimates (step 3). (dovepress.com)
- Awareness among families and teachers for early identification of language, learning and behavioural problems, early hearing assessment and appropriate management is very important for the prevention of OM related hearing loss and its consequences. (health.gov.au)
- A strategic plan for the management of OM and hearing loss in individual communities should be developed by local health and education staff. (health.gov.au)
- This might include joint assessments/reviews, use of the Care Programme Approach, shared management plans and specialist home-care workers. (rcpsych.org)
- Although quality management is used in occupational therapy in South Africa, no comprehensive description or standardisation of it exists and literature in the context of this topic is scarce. (scielo.org.za)
- As a consequence of this, the purpose of this study was to describe the extent of occupational therapists' involvement in quality management. (scielo.org.za)
- Another challenge is that occupational therapists may work in relative professional isolation making it problematic to implement quality management. (scielo.org.za)
- Several FQHC-specific readiness tools are available, including the NACHC Payment Reform Readiness Assessment Tool , the Health Management Associates Value-Based Payment Assessment Tool (developed in partnership with the District of Columbia, one of NASHP's Value-Based Payment Reform Academy states), and the University of Iowa Value-Based Care Assessment Tool , which was specifically developed for rural health providers. (nashp.org)
- Each council develops annual goals consistent with the commission of attaining a pervasive perception among nurses that they provide high quality care to patients. (akrongeneral.org)
- A program designed to provide incentives and disincentives based on performance indicators which measure access and quality of care. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- For example, on Perspectives on Total Worker Health , we provide a set of select papers that provide theoretical and conceptual commentaries on the integration of health protection and health promotion. (cdc.gov)
- On Resources for Select Worker Health, Safety and Well-being Programs , you will find a set of select resources that provide frameworks and directions that discuss characteristics of comprehensive programs, including the integration of health protection and health promotion. (cdc.gov)
- Researchers have developed a more effective and reliable way for patients to provide narrative feedback about the care they receive. (rand.org)
- Yet, even though QAPI requirements for systems reform are becoming widespread, none of them obliges individual health care plans or providers to measure racial and ethnic disparities in the care they provide. (commonwealthfund.org)
- How will an APM free up your FQHC to provide more robust, patient-centered, and team-based care? (nashp.org)
- Readiness assessments can help states identify which FQHCs have the capacity to take on a value-based APM, and also pinpoint where the state and PCA should provide technical assistance to help increase FQHC capacity. (nashp.org)
- Health systems performance assessment (HSPA) varies across the WHO European Region. (who.int)
- HEDIS was designed to allow consumers to compare health plan performance to other plans and to national or regional benchmarks. (wikipedia.org)
- Scottish Cancer Taskforce Testicular Cancer Clinical Quality Performance Indicators Published: October 2014. (evidence.nhs.uk)
- and monitoring the performance of health institutions in Iraq," Dr Alwan added. (who.int)
- The performance-based financing pilot had positive impacts on quality of care. (worldbank.org)
- There is an increasing focus on measuring performance indicators of health care providers, but there is a lack of patient input into what defines 'good care. (springer.com)
- In 1999, the Institute of Medicine released six domains to measure and describe quality of care in health: Safe - avoiding injuries to patients from care that is intended to help them. (wikipedia.org)
- Source: Ola, J. A (with additional content provided by Oyeledun, B.) School Health in Nigeria: National Strategies (1999). (who.int)
- Since July 1999, home health agencies participating in the Medicare or Medicaid programs have been required to collect OASIS on all patients age 18 or older admitted to Certified Home Health Agencies. (hhs.gov)
- Even though this study was conducted in a complex population of patients, a set of 5 process indicators were found to have good predictive validity based on the hybrid method. (nih.gov)
- The searches resulted in 151 structure and process indicators, which were discussed in steering group meetings. (springermedizin.de)
- Additional process indicators (e.g. frequency of assessment, detection, treatment, and referral) should be considered in order to monitor the level of service. (health.gov.au)
- This volume focuses on indicators for care of general medical conditions. (rand.org)
- This volume focuses on indicators for care of oncologic conditions and HIV. (rand.org)
- This volume focuses on indicators for care of children and adolescents. (rand.org)
- This volume focuses on indicators for care of women. (rand.org)
- The Committee's report, Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress , was released in April, 2015. (phi.org)
- The report identifies national metrics in four domains: healthy people (also referred to as population health), quality of healthcare, cost of healthcare, and engagement. (phi.org)
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- The tool presented evidence of validity and reliability, possibly helping in service organization at patient admission, care type change, or support during the creation of care plans. (scielo.br)
- Were identified the register of 75 incidents that were related to organization in the service or to the care. (isciii.es)