Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
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.
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.
An iterative questionnaire designed to measure consensus among individual responses. In the classic Delphi approach, there is no interaction between responder and interviewer.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
General agreement or collective opinion; the judgment arrived at by most of those concerned.
Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
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)
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.
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)
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)
The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or 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.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory 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.
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).
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.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
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.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
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.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
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.
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
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)
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.
Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
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)
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
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.
International organizations which provide health-related or other cooperative services.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
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.
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.
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.
The hospital department which is responsible for the organization and administration of nursing activities.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
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 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.
Programs of study which span the traditional boundaries of academic scholarship.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
Compensatory plans designed to motivate physicians in relation to patient referral, physician recruitment, and efficient use of the health facility.
The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.
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.
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
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.
A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
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).
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.
The services rendered by members of the health profession and non-professionals under their supervision.
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
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.
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.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
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.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
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.
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.
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)
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
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.
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.
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)
The status of health in rural populations.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
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.
A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
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.
The status of health in urban populations.
Child hospitalized for short term care.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Institutions specializing in the care of cancer patients.
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.
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.
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
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, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
Directions written for the obtaining and use of DRUGS.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
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.
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.
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)
Hospitals providing medical care to veterans of wars.
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.
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.
Method of charging whereby a physician or other practitioner bills for each encounter or service rendered. In addition to physicians, other health care professionals are reimbursed via this mechanism. Fee-for-service plans contrast with salary, per capita, and prepayment systems, where the payment does not change with the number of services actually used or if none are used. (From Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
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.
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
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.
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)
The utilization of drugs as reported in individual hospital studies, FDA studies, marketing, or consumption, etc. This includes drug stockpiling, and patient drug profiles.
A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.
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.
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.
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.
A rating of a body of water based on measurable physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
Those areas of the hospital organization not considered departments which provide specialized patient care. They include various hospital special care wards.
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.
Recording of pertinent information concerning patient's illness or illnesses.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)
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.
Care given to patients by nursing service personnel.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the colon.
Agents that increase uric acid excretion by the kidney (URICOSURIC AGENTS), decrease uric acid production (antihyperuricemics), or alleviate the pain and inflammation of acute attacks of gout.
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)
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.
The use of multiple drugs administered to the same patient, most commonly seen in elderly patients. It includes also the administration of excessive medication. Since in the United States most drugs are dispensed as single-agent formulations, polypharmacy, though using many drugs administered to the same patient, must be differentiated from DRUG COMBINATIONS, single preparations containing two or more drugs as a fixed dose, and from DRUG THERAPY, COMBINATION, two or more drugs administered separately for a combined effect. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
Care over an extended period, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.
A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.
Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.
A province of eastern Canada. Its capital is Quebec. The region belonged to France from 1627 to 1763 when it was lost to the British. The name is from the Algonquian quilibek meaning the place where waters narrow, referring to the gradually narrowing channel of the St. Lawrence or to the narrows of the river at Cape Diamond. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p993 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p440)
A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.
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.
Inability to reproduce after a specified period of unprotected intercourse. Reproductive sterility is permanent infertility.
Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.
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.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.
The physical condition of human reproductive systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Computer-based systems for input, storage, display, retrieval, and printing of information contained in a patient's medical record.
Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.
The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.
Application of statistical procedures to analyze specific observed or assumed facts from a particular study.
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
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)
Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures.
The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.
A country in western Europe bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, and the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the principalities of Andorra and Monaco, and by the duchy of Luxembourg. Its capital is Paris.
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.
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.
The hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the cardiac patient.
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
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.
Special hospitals which provide care for ill children.
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.
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
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.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Ratings of the characteristics of food including flavor, appearance, nutritional content, and the amount of microbial and chemical contamination.
The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
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.
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
Any deviation of results or inferences from the truth, or processes leading to such deviation. Bias can result from several sources: one-sided or systematic variations in measurement from the true value (systematic error); flaws in study design; deviation of inferences, interpretations, or analyses based on flawed data or data collection; etc. There is no sense of prejudice or subjectivity implied in the assessment of bias under these conditions.

Raising the bar: the use of performance guarantees by the Pacific Business Group on Health. (1/1748)

In 1996 the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) negotiated more than two dozen performance guarantees with thirteen of California's largest health maintenance organizations (HMOs) on behalf the seventeen large employers in its Negotiating Alliance. The negotiations put more than $8 million at risk for meeting performance targets with the goal of improving the performance of all health plans. Nearly $2 million, or 23 percent of the premium at risk, was refunded to the PBGH by the HMOs for missed targets. The majority of plans met their targets for satisfaction with the health plan and physicians, as well as cesarean section, mammography, Pap smear, and prenatal care rates. However, eight of the thirteen plans missed their targets for childhood immunizations, refunding 86 percent of the premium at risk.  (+info)

Indicators of the appropriateness of long-term prescribing in general practice in the United Kingdom: consensus development, face and content validity, feasibility, and reliability. (2/1748)

OBJECTIVES: To develop valid, reliable indicators of the appropriateness of long-term prescribing in general practice medical records in the United Kingdom. DESIGN: A nominal group was used to identify potential indicators of appropriateness of prescribing. Their face and content validity were subsequently assessed in a two round Delphi exercise. Feasibility and reliability between raters were evaluated for the indicators for which consensus was reached and were suitable for application. PARTICIPANTS: The nominal group comprised a disciplinary mix of nine opinion leaders and prominent academics in the field of prescribing. The Delphi panel was composed of 100 general practitioners and 100 community pharmacists. RESULTS: The nominal group resulted in 20 items which were refined to produce 34 statements for the Delphi exercise. Consensus was reached on 30, from which 13 indicators suitable for application were produced. These were applied by two independent raters to the records of 49 purposively sampled patients in one general practice. Nine indicators showed acceptable reliability between raters. CONCLUSIONS: 9 indicators of prescribing appropriateness were produced suitable for application to the medical record of any patient on long term medication in United Kingdom general practice. Although the use of the medical record has limitations, this is currently the only available method to assess a patient's drug regimen in its entirety.  (+info)

Health authority commissioning for quality in contraception services. (3/1748)

OBJECTIVE: To compare the commissioning of contraception services by London health authorities with accepted models of good practice. DESIGN: Combined interview and postal surveys of all health authorities and National Health Service (NHS) trusts responsible for running family planning clinics in the Greater London area. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Health authority commissioning was assessed on the presence of four key elements of good practice--strategies, coordination, service specifications, and quality standards in contracts--by monitoring activity and quality. RESULTS: Less than half the health authorities surveyed had written strategies or service specifications for contraception services. Arrangements for coordination of services were limited and monitoring was underdeveloped. CONCLUSION: The process of commissioning services for contraception seems to be relatively underdeveloped despite the importance of health problems associated with unplanned pregnancy in London. These findings raise questions about the capacity of health authorities to improve the quality of these services through the commissioning process.  (+info)

Trust in performance indicators? (4/1748)

The 1980s and 90s have seen the proliferation of all forms of performance indicators as part of attempts to command and control health services. The latest area to receive attention is health outcomes. Published league tables of mortality and other health outcomes have been available in the United States for some time and in Scotland since the early 1990s; they have now been developed for England and Wales. Publication of these data has proceeded despite warnings as to their limited meaningfulness and usefulness. The time has come to ask whether the remedy is worse than the malady: are published health outcomes contributing to quality efforts or subverting more constructive approaches? This paper argues that attempts to force improvements through publishing health outcomes can be counterproductive, and outlines an alternative approach which involves fostering greater trust in professionalism as a basis for quality enhancements.  (+info)

Assessment of management in general practice: validation of a practice visit method. (5/1748)

BACKGROUND: Practice management (PM) in general practice is as yet ill-defined; a systematic description of its domain, as well as a valid method to assess it, are necessary for research and assessment. AIM: To develop and validate a method to assess PM of general practitioners (GPs) and practices. METHOD: Relevant and potentially discriminating indicators were selected from a systematic framework of 2410 elements of PM to be used in an assessment method (VIP = visit instrument PM). The method was first tested in a pilot study and, after revision, was evaluated in order to select discriminating indicators and to determine validity of dimensions (factor and reliability analysis, linear regression). RESULTS: One hundred and ten GPs were assessed with the practice visit method using 249 indicators; 208 of these discriminated sufficiently at practice level or at GP level. Factor analysis resulted in 34 dimensions and in a taxonomy of PM. Dimensions and indicators showed marked variation between GPs and practices. Training practices scored higher on five dimensions; single-handed and dispensing practices scored lower on delegated tasks, but higher on accessibility and availability. CONCLUSION: A visit method to assess PM has been developed and its validity studied systematically. The taxonomy and dimensions of PM were in line with other classifications. Selection of a balanced number of useful and relevant indicators was nevertheless difficult. The dimensions could discriminate between groups of GPs and practices, establishing the value of the method for assessment. The VIP method could be an important contribution to the introduction of continuous quality improvement in the profession.  (+info)

Conditional Length of Stay. (6/1748)

OBJECTIVE: To develop and test a new outcome measure, Conditional Length of Stay (CLOS), to assess hospital performance when deaths are rare and complication data are not available. DATA SOURCES: The 1991 and 1992 MedisGroups National Comparative Data Base. STUDY DESIGN: We use engineering reliability theory traditionally applied to estimate mechanical failure rates to construct a CLOS measure. Specifically, we use the Hollander-Proschan statistic to test if LOS distributions display an "extended" pattern of decreasing hazards after a transition point, suggesting that "the longer a patient has stayed in the hospital, the longer a patient will likely stay in the hospital" versus an alternative possibility that "the longer a patient has stayed in the hospital, the faster a patient will likely be discharged from the hospital." DATA COLLECTION/EXTRACTION METHODS: Abstracted records from 7,777 pediatric pneumonia cases and 3,413 pediatric appendectomy cases were available for analysis. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: For both conditions, the Hollander-Proschan statistic strongly displays an "extended" pattern of LOS by day 3 (p<.0001) associated with declining rates of discharge. This extended pattern coincides with increasing patient complication rates. Worse admission severity and chronic disease contribute to lower rates of discharge after day 3. CONCLUSIONS: Patient stays tend to become prolonged after complications. By studying CLOS, one can determine when the rate of hospital discharge begins to diminish--without the need to directly observe complications. Policymakers looking for an objective outcome measure may find that CLOS aids in the analysis of a hospital's management of complicated patients without requiring complication data, thereby facilitating analyses concerning the management of patients whose care has become complicated.  (+info)

Developing quality measures for adolescent care: validity of adolescents' self-reported receipt of preventive services. (7/1748)

OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the feasibility of directly surveying adolescents about the content of preventive health services they have received and to assess the validity of adolescent self-reported recall. DATA SOURCES/SETTING: Audiotaped encounters, telephone interviews, and chart reviews with 14-21 year olds being seen for preventive care visits at 15 pediatric and family medicine private practices, teaching hospital clinics, and health centers. DESIGN: 537 adolescents presenting for well visits were approached, 400 (75 percent) consented, 374 (94 percent) were audiotaped, and 354 (89 percent) completed telephone interviews either two to four weeks or five to seven months after their visits. Audiotapes were coded for screening and counseling across 34 preventive service content areas. Intraobserver reliability (Cohen's kappa) ranged from 0.45 for talking about peers to 0.94 for discussing tobacco. The sensitivity and specificity of the adolescent self-reports were assessed using the audiotape coding as the gold standard. RESULTS: Almost all adolescents surveyed (94 percent) remembered having had a preventive care visit, 93 percent identified the site of care, and most (84 percent) identified the clinician they had seen. There was wide variation in the prevalence of screening, based on the tape coding. Adolescent self-report was moderately or highly sensitive and specific at two weeks and six months for 24 of 34 screening and counseling items, including having discussed: weight, diet, body image, exercise, seatbelts, bike helmet use, cigarettes/smoking, smokeless tobacco, alcohol, drugs, steroids, sex, sexual orientation, birth control, condoms, HIV, STDs, school, family, future plans, emotions, suicidality, and abuse. Self-report was least accurate for blood pressure/cholesterol screening, immunizations, or for having discussed fighting, violence, weapon carrying, sleep, dental care, friends, or over-the-counter drug use. CONCLUSION: Adolescents' self-report of the care they have received is a valid method of determining the content of preventive health service delivery. Although recall of screening and counseling is more accurate within two to four weeks after preventive care visits, adolescents can report accurately on the care they had received five to seven months after the preventive health care visits occurred.  (+info)

The development of a quality information system: a case study of Mexico. (8/1748)

One of the primary obstacles in the implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) programmes in developing countries is the lack of timely and appropriate information for decentralized decision-making. The integrated quality information system (QIS) described herein demonstrates Mexico's unique effort to package four separate, yet mutually reinforcing, tools for the generation and use of quality-related information at all levels of the Mexican national health care system. The QIS is one element of the continuous quality improvement programme administered by the Secretariat of Health in Mexico. Mexico's QIS was designed to be flexible and capable of adapting to local needs, while at the same time allowing for the standardization of health care quality assurance indicators, and subsequent ability to measure and compare the quality performance of health facilities nationwide. The flexibility of the system extends to permit the optimal use of available data by health care managers at all levels of the health care system, as well as the generation of new information in important areas often neglected in more traditional information systems. Mexico's QIS consists of four integrated components: 1) a set of client and provider surveys, to assess specific issues in the quality of health services delivered; 2) client and provider national satisfaction surveys; 3) a sentinel health events strategy; and 4) a national Comparative Performance Evaluation System, for use by the Secretariate of Health for the quality assessment of state and provincial health care services (internal benchmarking). The QIS represents another step in Mexico's ongoing effort to use data for effective decision-making in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of services delivered by the national health care system. The design and application of Mexico's QIS provides a model for decentralized decision-making that could prove useful for developing countries, where the effective use of quality indicators is often limited. Further, the system could serve as a mechanism for motivating positive change in the way information is collected and used in the process of ensuring high quality health care service delivery.  (+info)

Objective: The aim of this population-based study was to evaluate the impact of quality indicators on the adherence to guidelines for renal cell carcinoma (RCC).. Material and methods: Since 2005, virtually all patients with newly diagnosed RCC in Sweden have been registered in the National Swedish Kidney Cancer Register (NSKCR). The register contains information on histopathology, nuclear grade, clinical stage, preoperative work-up, treatment, recurrence and survival. In addition, a number of quality indicators have been measured in the register aiming to increase the quality of care. The quality indicators are: the coverage of the register, histology reports, preoperative chest computed tomography (CT), partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic surgery, centralization to high-volume hospitals and waiting times.. Results: A total of 8556 patients with diagnosed RCC were registered from 2005 to 2013 (99% coverage). In 2013, 99% of the histopathology reports were standardized. The number of patients with ...
HSE Performance Reports The Performance Report (PR) provides an overall analysis of key performance data from Finance, HR, Hospital and Primary & Community Services. The activity data reported is based on Performance Activity and Key Performance Indicators outlined in the National Service Plan 2012.. The PR is used by the Performance Monitoring & Control committee (PMCC), the CEO and the HSE Board to monitor performance against planned activity, as outlined in the NSP, and to highlight areas for improvement. The PR also provides an update to the DoHon the delivery of the NSP.. A Supplementary Report is also produced each month which provides more detailed data on the metrics covered in the Performance Report.. ...
Primary care serves as an entry point in the Thai health care system. Whilst effective interventions are provided in the primary care setting, the quality of the services have not been measured or tracked. A number of initiatives were undertaken to improve primary health care quality including the use of financial incentives to reward adherence to performance indicators. However, there were concerns that the current quality indicators had not been developed in a systematic, participatory, and evidence-based manner. Therefore, this study aims to develop new quality indicators for use in subsequent iterations of the program. The development of indicators follows a well-designed approach. Reviews of existing documents as well as secondary data analyses were performed and presented to key stakeholders. Disease areas were then prioritised. Recommendations from the Thai clinical practice guidelines on the prioritised areas were then used to formulate statements and templates for each indicator. Finally, the
Performance indicators in the long term care sector are important to evaluate the efficiency and quality of care delivery. We are, however, still far from being able to refer to a common set of indicators at the European level. We therefore demonstrate the calculation of Long Term Care Facility Quality Indicators (LTCFQIs) from data of the European Services and Health for Elderly in Long TERm Care (SHELTER) project. We explain how risk factors are taken into account and show how LTC facilities at facility and country level can be compared on quality of care using thresholds and a Quality Indicator sum measure. The indicators of Long Term Care Facility quality of care are calculated based on methods that have been developed in the US. The values of these Quality Indicators (QIs) are risk adjusted on the basis of covariates resulting from logistic regression analysis on each of the QIs. To enhance the comparison of QIs between facilities and countries we have used the method of percentile thresholds and
Background: The aim of this study is to validate a previously published consensus-based quality indicator set for the management of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) at intensive care units (ICUs) in Europe and to study its potential for quality measurement and improvement. Methods: Our analysis was based on 2006 adult patients admitted to 54 ICUs between 2014 and 2018, enrolled in the CENTER-TBI study. Indicator scores were calculated as percentage adherence for structure and process indicators and as event rates or median scores for outcome indicators. Feasibility was quantified by the completeness of the variables. Discriminability was determined by the between-centre variation, estimated with a random effect regression model adjusted for case-mix severity and quantified by the median odds ratio (MOR). Statistical uncertainty of outcome indicators was determined by the median number of events per centre, using a cut-off of 10. Results: A total of 26/42 indicators could be calculated ...
The general aim of this study was to identify strategic and clinical quality indicators in surgical nursing care. The methods used were a literature review, focus group interviews and a survey with a questionnaire.. In the literature the most frequently found definition of a clinical indicator was a quantitative measure that can be used as a guide to monitor and evaluate the quality of important patient care and support activities. To uncover clinical nurses perceptions of important aspects of surgical nursing care, four focus group interviews were undertaken. A tentative model with two dimensions and fifteen categories emerged from the data analysis. This model was used as a base for designing items to be effective as strategic and clinical quality indicators in postoperative pain management. A questionnaire to 233 clinical nurses was compiled to establish the usefulness and relevance of the items designed. Generally, all the items had high scores as being essential, realistic to carry out, ...
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this manuscript are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect official policy of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.. Acknowledgments: This report is dedicated to the more than 270 000 patients receiving dialysis in the United States who inspired the authors to improve their understanding of dialysis. The ESRD Clinical Performance Measures Project and the U.S. Renal Data System (USRDS) have supplied the data reported in this study. The authors thank the numerous ESRD facilities and ESRD Network personnel whose diligence and conscientious efforts resulted in the success of the ESRD Clinical Performance Measures Project. They also thank Greg Russell for his expertise with SAS graphics and Laura Furr for her secretarial assistance.. Grant Support: None.. Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest:Honoraria: M.V. Rocco (Amgen, NxStage), W.M. McClellan (Amgen, Ortho Biotech, Roche).. Requests for Single Reprints: Michael V. Rocco, MD, MS, Section ...
This is the clinical quality indicator for the proportion of our clinicians achieving a 90% completion rate (or caecal intubation rate) in colonoscopy. The caecal intubation rate is the proportion of colonoscopies performed by a clinician where the entire colon is visualised up to and beyond the ileo-caecal valve.. ...
In this study of Ontario EDs, we compared the change in performance on quality indicators for patients with AMI, asthma and fracture in EDs that had improved their overall LOS over the study period with those that had not. Performance on quality indicators was similar at baseline among improved and non-improved EDs, but varied considerably depending on the indicator, suggesting there is room to improve performance on these particular indicators. On the other hand, we did not find an association between improvement in overall ED LOS over the study period and change in quality of care, even for measures reflecting timeliness of care. With respect to our secondary hypothesis, we found an association between shift-level ED crowding at the time of patient visit and performance, but only for quality indicators related to the timeliness of care. These findings suggest that strategies to address ED crowding that are aimed at reducing overall ED LOS will not necessarily be associated with improvements in ...
The overall patient mortality rate for the 20 conditions consistently reported in 2002 through 2008 decreased significantly, falling from 5.1% in 2002 to 4.2% in 2008, according to the states annual Hospital Performance Report released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).
Background: Quality indicators (QI) have been developed to define appropriate antibiotic use in hospitalized patients. A checklist based on these QIs could be a useful tool to promote appropriate antibiotic use in daily practice. Methods: We developed an antibiotic checklist, which applied to hospitalized adult non-ICU patients with a bacterial infection in whom intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy was initiated. It was divided into two bundles; the first should be completed at start of treatment, and the second during the first 72 hours of treatment.. The checklist was implemented in nine Dutch hospitals using a stepped wedge study design (SWD) (figure 1). Outcomes before (baseline) and after introduction of the checklist (intervention) were compared with mixed effect models. The number of patients included in the baseline period was determined by a power analysis; in the intervention period all eligible patients were included. The primary endpoint was length of stay (LOS); secondary endpoint ...
Wastewater quality indicators are laboratory test methodologies to assess suitability of wastewater for disposal or re-use. Tests selected and desired test results vary with the intended use or discharge location. Tests measure physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the waste water. Aquatic organisms cannot survive outside of specific temperature ranges. Irrigation runoff and water cooling of power stations may elevate temperatures above the acceptable range for some species. Elevated temperature can also cause an algae bloom which reduces oxygen levels. (See thermal pollution.) Temperature may be measured with a calibrated thermometer. Solid material in wastewater may be dissolved, suspended, or settled. Total dissolved solids or TDS (sometimes called filterable residue) is measured as the mass of residue remaining when a measured volume of filtered water is evaporated. The mass of dried solids remaining on the filter is called total suspended solids (TSS) or nonfiltrable ...
i Annual Performance Report Wildlife Management in North Carolina W57-37 (F11AF00451) July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 Volume LXXXV ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPOR North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Division of Wildlife Management ii WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA GRANT W-57-37 (F11AF00451) JULY 1, 2011- JUNE 30, 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS I COORDINATION Coordinators Report 1 II SURVEYS AND INVENTORIES 5 Coordinators Report 5 Surveys, Research and Status of Game and Furbearer Populations 6 III TECHNICAL GUIDANCE 20 Coordinators Report 20 Category 1: To provide technical guidance to government agencies 21 Category 2: To provide technical guidance to private landowners 22 Category 3: To provide technical guidance to wildlife problem situations 23 IV OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE ON GAMELANDS 24 Coordinators Summary 24 Game Lands Management 25 V OTHER STATEWIDE ACTIVITIES 28 Coordinators Summary 28 Study HD-1 Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management 29 ATTACHMENT GPRA 311 SECTION I - COORDINATION ...
i Annual Performance Report Wildlife Management in North Carolina W57-37 (F11AF00451) July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 Volume LXXXV ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPOR North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Division of Wildlife Management ii WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA GRANT W-57-37 (F11AF00451) JULY 1, 2011- JUNE 30, 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS I COORDINATION Coordinators Report 1 II SURVEYS AND INVENTORIES 5 Coordinators Report 5 Surveys, Research and Status of Game and Furbearer Populations 6 III TECHNICAL GUIDANCE 20 Coordinators Report 20 Category 1: To provide technical guidance to government agencies 21 Category 2: To provide technical guidance to private landowners 22 Category 3: To provide technical guidance to wildlife problem situations 23 IV OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE ON GAMELANDS 24 Coordinators Summary 24 Game Lands Management 25 V OTHER STATEWIDE ACTIVITIES 28 Coordinators Summary 28 Study HD-1 Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management 29 ATTACHMENT GPRA 311 SECTION I - COORDINATION ...
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Pharmaceutical care is understood as a quality concept and working method for the responsible provision of medicine therapy for definite outcomes in the interest of patients quality of life (Hepler and Strands definition - 1990). The main goal of the EDQM Pharmaceutical Care Quality Indicators Project was to develop, test and validate 4 sets of quality indicators. For each indicator set, pilot studies were carried out in different countries in Europe under real-life conditions, and in different healthcare settings. A total of 19 collaborators from 12 countries in Europe were involved in the last phase of the project. In conclusion the project drew up and validated 4 basic sets of quality indicators covering 4 key areas of the pharmaceutical care process. These indicators can be used by health authorities and healthcare professionals to evaluate pharmaceutical care practices and policies, and to promote the efficient and safe use of medicines, leading to the best possible medication outcome for ...
Public reporting has multiple goals. In the first instance, it is intended to enable patients and referring physicians to make a well-informed choice of healthcare providers by facilitating comparison of the quality of care across providers [1, 2]. It is also meant to induce change in the clinical performance of healthcare providers by enhancing quality improvement activities [1, 2]. Furthermore, it intends to establish public accountability [2, 3]. Despite the widespread practice to publicly report healthcare providers performance data, little is known about its actual effects. In 2008, a systematic review by Fung et al. [4] revealed that hospitals public reporting is associated with a stimulation of quality improvement activities. Fung et al. could only find inconsistent associations between public reporting and hospital selection or improved effectiveness, respectively. Evidence on the impact of public reporting on patient safety and patient-centeredness is still scant [4].. The quality ...
Hip fracture is the most common serious injury affecting older people. It is a major cause of mortality, morbidity and loss of independence. Improvements in hip fracture care and reduction of the incidence of further hip fracture by effective secondary prevention are major goals for the NHS and society.. Care that meets the standards of the best practice tariff offers the best outcomes for patients who have suffered a hip fracture.. ...
Indicators can be based on clinical guidelines.55,77-,79 Such indicators for general practice have been developed and disseminated widely in the NHS in the UK for four important clinical conditions (diabetes, coronary heart disease, asthma, and depression),80 using methods proposed by AHCPR.55 Review criteria were derived from at least one clinical guideline which met a set of quality standards, using structured questions and feedback to test the face and content validity-as well as the feasibility-of the criteria with a panel of over 60 general practitioners.. Hadorn and colleagues81 described how 34 recommendations in a guideline on heart failure were translated into eight review criteria. Because review criteria must be specific enough to assure the reliability and validity of retrospective review, they used two selection criteria to guide whether each recommendation based criterion should be retained in the final selection-importance to quality of care and feasibility of monitoring. They ...
The BIG-IPs performance reports provide information about page requests, the frequency of those requests, and how well the BIG-IP system serviced those requests from cache. Additionally, performance reports provide information about the acceleration application, policy, policy node, HTTP response status, S-code, size range of the response, response object type, and ID of the BIG-IP system or browser making the request.. The BIG-IP system provides three types of performance reports.. ...
AHRQ Quality Indicators, QI, use hospital inpatient administrative data to measure health care quality, identify areas for further study, and track changes over time.
YouTube releases the Google Video Quality Report, a tool that shows how your video-streaming quality compares to your neighbors.The Google Video Quality Report is available to people in the US and Canada, where it launched in January. It compares your streaming video quality to three standards: HD ...
Changing family practice (voluntary disenrollment) without changing address may indicate dissatisfaction with care. We investigate the potential to use voluntary disenrollment as a quality indicator for primary care.
Data and research on labour markets, human capital, inequality, income inequality, social capital and knowledge based capital., France: Indicators on inequality outcomes and policies affecting them
This report summarises information Australia provided in 2013 to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and [email protected] Health Care Quality Indicators [email protected] data collection and compares...
RNA quantification and QC are critical to successful downstream RT-PCR, microarray and RNAseq analyses, as the results are heavily impacted by the purity and integrity of the input RNA. Conventional methods for assessing RNA integrity such as denaturing gel electrophoresis, have been replaced in recent years by more convenient microfluidics- or capillary-based technologies. These new automated methods are advantageous, requiring less sample input while providing standardized processing with an objective RNA integrity assessment. Different companies have established their own RNA quality indicator numbers, based on proprietary algorithms considering various electrophoretic features of the analyzed samples ...
Which quality indicators reflect the most sensitive changes in the soil properties of the surface horizons affected by the erosion processes? | Petra Bíla, Bořivoj Šarapatka, Ondřej Horňák, Jaroslava Novotná, Martin Brtnický | Agricultural Journals
Streamline KPIs to craft a simpler, more effective system of performance measurement Key Performance Indicators provides an in-depth look at how KPIs can be most effectively used to assess and drive organizational performance. Now in its third edition, this bestselling guide provides a model for simplifying KPIs and avoiding the pitfalls ready to trap the unprepared organization. New information includes guidance toward defining critical success factors, project leader essentials, new tools including worksheets and questionnaires, and real-world case studies that illustrate the practical application of the strategies presented. The book includes a variety of templates, checklists, and performance measures to help streamline processes, and is fully supported by the authors website to provide even more in-depth information. Key Performance Indicators are a set of measures that focus on the factors most critical to an organizations success. Most companies have too many, rendering the strategy ...
Background: Pay for performance incentives are becoming increasingly popular, but are typically based on only a single point-in-time measurement as an indicator of chronic condition management. Aims: To determine the association between three time-interval based indicators of suboptimal blood pressure (BP) control and two point-in-time indicators from the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF): BP5 (the percentage of patients with hypertension in whom the last BP in the previous nine months was ≤150/90) and DM12 (the percentage of patients with diabetes in whom the last BP in the previous 15 months was ≤145/85). Methods: We extracted classification data and BP measurements from four New Zealand general practices with 4260 to 6130 enrolled patients. Data were analysed for three indicators with respect to a nine-month evaluation period for patients with hypertension and a 15-month period for patients with diabetes: (1) two or more consistently high BP measurements spaced over ≥90 days, (2) ...
Two essential components of creating patient value is measurement of cost and quality. In a new article Quantros Lindsey Klein, Vice President of Product, breaks down why Risk-Adjusted Models for Measuring Hospital Quality of Care are essential.. Not all patients are created equal. By Lindsey M. Klein. Publicly available hospital quality and safety information has diversified and proliferated significantly during the past two decades. Consumers, commercial insurance providers, self-insured companies, and hospitals are relying on these measurements more and more to make better cost and quality decisions.. Today, hospitals are increasingly reimbursed based on quality performance data. They also use it to assess performance, set benchmarks, and drive quality improvement initiatives.. A history in healthcare. Quality measurements have a long history in healthcare. However, the past two decades have seen a dramatic increase in measurement initiatives for hospitals quality of care. In 1997, the ...
What are the required clinical areas? I have a foggy interpretation (psych, l&d, peds, med-surg ???) but wondered 1) whats required and 2) how do you gain experience in an area of interest? Do
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Quality of near end-of-life (EOL) care is typically evaluated using six accepted quality indicators (QIs). Research has yet to evaluate the quality of EOL care for liver cancer patients in Taiwan. We evaluated the effect of hospice care on the quality of EOL care for patients with advanced liver cancer. Using claims data obtained from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, we analyzed the QIs of EOL care for patients who died between 2000 and 2011. Logistic regression was performed to identify predictors for QIs of EOL care. A total of 3092 adult patients died of liver cancer during the study period. The patients were divided into those who received hospice care for a period longer than 1 month (long-H group), shorter than 1 month (short-H group), and not at all (non-H group). There was no significant difference in survival probability among the three groups (p = 0.212). Compared with the non-H group, the long- and short-H groups exhibited a significantly lower risk of being admitted to
TY - JOUR. T1 - To what extent do structural quality indicators of (nutritional) care influence malnutrition prevalence in nursing homes?. AU - van Nie-Visser, N.C.. AU - Meijers, J.M.. AU - Schols, J.M.. AU - Lohrmann, C.. AU - Spreeuwenberg, M.. AU - Halfens, R.J.. PY - 2015/1/1. Y1 - 2015/1/1. N2 - BACKGROUND & AIMS: Many residents in European healthcare institutions are malnourished, with reported malnutrition prevalence rates of up to 60%. Due to the negative effects of malnutrition it is important to optimize the quality of nutritional care. If structural quality indicators of nutritional care might improve resident care and outcome is not yet known. The aim of this study is to explore whether structural quality indicators for nutritional care influence malnutrition prevalence in Dutch, German and Austrian nursing homes. METHODS: This study follows a cross-sectional, multi-center design. Data were collected by using a standardised questionnaire at resident, ward and institution level. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The development of quality indicators for systemic lupus erythematosus using electronic health data. T2 - A modified RAND appropriateness method. AU - Yajima, Nobuyuki. AU - Tsujimoto, Yasushi. AU - Fukuma, Shingo. AU - Sada, Ken ei. AU - Shimizu, Sayaka. AU - Niihata, Kakuya. AU - Takahashi, Ryo. AU - Asano, Yoshihide. AU - Azuma, Teruhisa. AU - Kameda, Hideto. AU - Kuwana, Masataka. AU - Kohsaka, Hitoshi. AU - Sugiura-Ogasawara, Mayumi. AU - Suzuki, Katsuya. AU - Takeuchi, Tsutomu. AU - Tanaka, Yoshiya. AU - Tamura, Naoto. AU - Matsui, Toshihiro. AU - Mimori, Tsuneyo. AU - Fukuhara, Shunichi. AU - Atsumi, Tatsuya. PY - 2020/5/3. Y1 - 2020/5/3. N2 - Objective: Quality indicators (QIs) are tools that standardize evaluations in terms of the minimum acceptable quality of care, presumably contributing for the better management of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study aimed to develop QIs for SLE using electronic health data. Methods: The modified RAND/UCLA ...
Background: There is a wide practice gap between optimal and actual care for patients with acute myocardial infarction in hospitals around the world. We undertook this initiative to develop an updated set of evidence-based indicators to measure and improve the quality of care for this patient population.. Methods: A 12-member expert panel was convened in 2007 to develop an updated set of quality indicators for acute myocardial infarction. The panel identified a list of potential indicators after reviewing the scientific literature, clinical practice guidelines and other published quality indicators. To develop the new list of indicators, the panel rated each potential indicator on 4 dimensions (reliability, validity, feasibility and usefulness in improving patient outcomes) and discussed the top-ranked quality indicators at a consensus meeting.. Results: Consensus was reached on 38 quality indicators: 17 that would be measurable using chart-abstracted data and 21 that would be measurable using ...
A method of determining a quantitative statement concerning the quality of a medical measurement signal in pulsoximetry includes the steps of determining factors relevant to the measurement signal and interlinking the factors by means of an uncertain logic into a quality indicator. The factors relate to combinations selected from the group consisting of signal recording, signal processing, and signal evaluation. The uncertain logic includes fuzzy logic. The quality indicator quantitatively describes a quality of a determined measurement value of the measurement signal.
Facts and indicators on palliative care development in 52 countries of the WHO European region: results of an EAPC task force . Facts and indicators on palliative care development in 52 countries of the WHO European region: results of an EAPC task force
Message from the Chair and Chief Executive Officer I am pleased to present the Canadian Transportation Agencys 2011-2012 Departmental Performance Report. The Agency has worked hard to continue to strengthen its reputation as a trusted, respected tribunal and economic regulator. This Report highlights the Agencys performance against the goals set out in its 2011-2012 Report on Plans and Priorities and our role in helping to achieve an efficient, effective and accessible federal transportation network.
Monitoring the quality of health care by means of performance indicator scores is part and parcel of national health care systems. Performance indicators (PIs) are used to monitor and improve quality and patient safety and to stimulate accountability and market processes in countries worldwide (e.g. USA (, UK (, and Denmark ( To play this role effectively, performance indicators need to be reliable and valid measures of health care quality [1-3] particularly when hospitals performances are ranked and published in the lay press [4] and/or used to link reimbursement to indicator results [4, 5].. National hospital performance indicator programs commonly use PIs that are selected on basis of expert judgment (e.g. medical doctors, patient organizations) and existing scientific evidence [6] about valid relations between health care processes and outcome indicator (e.g. [7]). These PIs have often been successfully implemented in other ...
Newborn screening is a public health program facilitated by state public health departments with the goal of improving the health of affected newborns throughout the country. Experts in the newborn screening community established a panel of eight quality indicators (QIs) to track quality practices within and across the United States newborn screening system. The indicators were developed following iterative refinement, consensus building, and evaluation. The Newborn Screening Technical assistance and Evaluation Program (NewSTEPs) implemented a national data repository in 2013 that captures the quality improvement metrics from each state. The QIs span the newborn screening process from collection of a dried blood spot through medical intervention for a screened condition. These data are collected and analyzed to support data-driven outcome assessments and tracking performance to improve the quality of the newborn screening system.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Differences in primary palliative care between people with organ failure and people with cancer: An international mortality follow-back study using quality indicators. AU - Penders, Yolanda W. H.. AU - Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje. AU - Moreels, Sarah. AU - Donker, G. A.. AU - Miccinesi, Guido. AU - Alonso, Tomás Vega. AU - Deliens, Luc. AU - van den Block, Lieve. PY - 2018. Y1 - 2018. N2 - Background: Measuring the quality of palliative care in a systematic way using quality indicators can illuminate differences between patient groups. Aim: To investigate differences in the quality of palliative care in primary care between people who died of cancer and people who died of organ failure. Design: Mortality follow-back survey among general practitioners in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Spain (2013-2014), and Italy (2013-2015). A standardized registration form was used to construct quality indicators regarding regular pain measurement, acceptance of the approaching end of life, ...
BackgroundThe Flemish government identifies a need for quality monitoring and quality improvement in advance care planning, palliative care and end-of-life care in Flemish nursing homes. This research project was started to address this need, supporting quality assessment and quality improvement by developing quality indicators for palliative care, advance care planning and
In 2013, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Cardiac Surgery Quality Indicator Working Group selected five cardiac surgery quality indicators - 30-day mortality rates following isolated CABG, 30-day mortality rates following isolated AVR, 30-day mortality rates following combined CABG/AVR, 30-day rates of readmission following isolated CABG, and 365-day rates of cardiac readmission following isolated CABG. In order to operationalize these quality indicators, the CCS partnered with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) to produce the Cardiac Care Quality Indicator (CCQI) report, a report which publicly disseminates crude and risk-adjusted rates of the aforementioned quality indictors by centre and over time ...
This website presents the results of Quality Indicators for Directory Enquiry Services. They provide measurements of call response time in call centers (numbers 118XX) where directory information is p
TY - JOUR. T1 - Validation of Four Clinical Indicators of Preventable Drug-Related Morbidity. AU - Flanagan, Priti S.. AU - MacKinnon, Neil J.. AU - Bowles, Susan K.. AU - Kirkland, Susan A.. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2004/1. Y1 - 2004/1. N2 - BACKGROUND: Clinical indicators are tools that assess quality issues related to the use of medicines. At this time, validated clinical indicators for preventable drug-related morbidity (PDRM) are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity and reliability of using population administrative claims data to identify the extent of PDRM in older adults in Canada. METHODS: Four indicators of PDRM related to cerebrovascular and cardiovascular care were chosen for validation. A random sample of cases that represented the indicators and fit the criteria (hits) for PDRM from the retrospective operationalization of the study database and those that did not fit the criteria (near hits) were selected for chart review. ...
The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) is an independent state agency responsible for addressing the problem of escalating health costs, ensuring the quality of health care, and increasing access for all citizens regardless of ability to pay.
Performance measurement is an essential element of every total quality management system. Responsibility for implementing a performance measurement program rests with your organizations managers and ...
Actions Taken if Noncompliance Found in FFY 2010 Is Not Corrected:. All findings from FFY 2010 have been corrected to date.. Verification of Correction of FFY 2010 Noncompliance (either timely or subsequent):. The State verified that each LEA with noncompliance identified in FFY 2010 for this indicator: (1) is correctly implementing 34 CFR §§300.320(b) and 300.321(b) (i.e., achieved 100 percent compliance) based on a review of updated data such as data subsequently collected through on-site monitoring or a State data system; and (2) has corrected each individual case of noncompliance, unless the child is no longer within the jurisdiction of the LEA, consistent with OSEP Memo 09-02.. Specifically, the State verified correction of noncompliance by reviewing individual student records, including records of individual students whose IEPs were identified as noncompliant, The State also verified the correction of noncompliance for NYC by requiring annual monitoring for compliance with this ...
Areas of strength for the SJSD include social studies, college and career readiness indicators and attendance.. For the first time, the SJSD posted a 3.1% overall improvement in attendance. This is the best performance the district has ever earned, said Dr. Kendra Lau, Director of School Improvement. In previous years the district has suffered a severe chronic absenteeism issue that contributes to both the academic and social success of students. Reducing chronic absenteeism is a continued focus of the district as it is critical for students academic and postsecondary success.. The Districts social studies scores show a 3.2% increase in proficiency reflecting tremendous progress from last year.. Growth is our goal. It is important that our students grow in their learning each year, said Dr. Marlie Williams, Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services. With our focused efforts over the last two years to improve our outcomes, this is a positive step for the district.. The SJSDs ...
Although the underlying rates of the outcome indicators vary substantially by measure, by subpopulation, and by State-up to a 17-fold difference by State-we find evidence of systematic patterns across outcome indicators. These patterns tend to hold across measures even though each measure has a different average rate.. The rates of outcome indicators vary dramatically by population subgroup. Rates among dual eligibles tend to be much higher than among other subgroups. Rates generally are lowest in the I/DD population. These findings are consistent with expectations based on age differences and the likely underlying health condition.. The findings may be explained by the choice of measures, because the outcome indicators tend to relate to problems with frail physical health, rather than to conditions that may affect people with generally good physical health but other disabilities (I/DD, mental health conditions). Other outcome indicators than those we consider here may exhibit different ...
Every three months - each quarter of the year - central government spending agencies prepare a report on the implementation of their budgets and their annual workplans. These are key documents to hold Spending Agencies to account against the performance contracts they agreed to. They show: actual outputs by Spending Agency; actions to improve performance; actual work plan outputs by project and programme; and the expenditure on outputs by item. ...
May 2, 2016 - Six new quality measures have been added to the Nursing Home Compare website and three are the first to be based on Medicare-claims data from hospitals, rather than data self-reported by nursing homes. With these updates, it now reports information on 24 quality measures for 15,655 nursing home providers.
The original version was signed by The Honourable Gerry Ritz, PC, MP Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, For the period ending March 31, 2012
The COVID 19 pandemic had a profound impact on the 2019-20 school year. Data reported below may have been affected by the pandemic. Please keep this in mind when reviewing the data, and take particular care when comparing data over multiple school years. ...
Monthly Bacteriological Reports are updated weekly and provide test results for the previous 4 weeks. ** Year-To-Date (YTD) Reports are updated shortly after the end of each month and provide a summary of the previous 12 months of data along with summary statistics for each sampling location. Note 1. Bacteriological samples may not be collected each week from each location (in accordance with the sampling program). This means that some weeks may not have test results for a given parameter. In general, there is a two-week lag period before bacteriological results appear in the reports (time required to analyze and transfer the bacteriological data into the database). Note 2. Explanation of Table Headings for Water Quality Reports.. ...
University Performance Indicators are included in the Strategic Plan 2015-2020 publication and are used to guide and measure performance.. University Performance Targets are specific statements about the level of performance or a milestone that is to be achieved. The University Performance Targets are included within a supplementary document and are reviewed annually to reflect the changing internal and external environment.. The high level University Performance Indicators and Targets do not measure all of the Universitys activities. Further breakdowns and/or additional measures are identified within the Portfolio Programs, Organisational Unit Plans and Individual Performance Plans.. The Universitys progress against the Strategic Goals and Key Result Areas is monitored through the biannual Traffic Light Report. The Report provides an update on key project milestones and an analysis of the high-level University Performance Indicators and Targets. ...
Quality Improvement Reports (submitted as article type Original Article) Abstract length: 250 words or fewer Article length: 3,000 words or fewer. Figures/tables: 5 or fewer. Quality reports pertaining to inpatient care will be considered. Authors are expected to generally follow the Standard for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) Guidelines for reporting their quality improvement projects. These guidelines are described in detail on the SQUIRE website at Authors should note that the basic structure of a quality report will mirror the rest of the journal, using the IMRaD (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion) format. The following is a brief description of the sections of a quality report:. Introduction: Why did you start? Summarizes background, local problem/setting, and specific aim(s) of project.. Methods: What did you do? Describes contextual issues, the intervention itself, implementation and evaluation/measurement plan.. Results: What did ...
This Future of Healthcare Quality Open Forum answered your questions from our February 9 webinar and continued the discussion on health equity, future of digital measurement, modernizing patient experience measurement, and value based payment models. The speakers were NCQAs Peggy OKane, President, Michael Barr, MD, Executive Vice President, Quality Measurement and Research Group, Brad Ryan, MD, Chief Product Officer, Mary Barton, MD, Vice President, Performance Measurement, Rick Moore, PhD, Chief Information Officer and Sarah Scholle, Vice President of Research & Analysis. ...
Upstate University Hospital is built around a Patients First Philosophy that puts patients and their families at the center of the care experience.. Quality is closely monitored through regular hospital reviews and benchmark data with peer hospitals across the country, and by listening to patients and their families. This information is used to develop positive change in the delivery of care.. University Hospital is committed to sharing its quality measures with the community. The Key Performance Indicators are a roll up of the information used to generate hospital quality report cards. Please see Quality of Care for more detailed reports. ...
Have learners prepare a presentation of the chart audit findings across the three time periods or the practice. Have them include run charts and other graphic displays of the performance data in the presentation. Learners may use the Performance Report Generator (available at: or another method of their choosing to generate displays ...
Objective Ambiguous definitions of quality measures in natural language impede their automated computability and also the reproducibility, validity, timeliness, traceability, comparability, and interpretability of computed results. Therefore, quality measures should be formalized before their release. We have previously developed and successfully applied a method for clinical indicator formalization (CLIF). The objective of our present study is to test whether CLIF is generalizablethat is, applicable to a large set of heterogeneous measures of different types and from various domains. Materials and methods We formalized the entire set of 159 Dutch quality measures for general practice, which contains structure, process, and outcome measures and covers seven domains. We relied on a web-based tool to facilitate the application of our method. Subsequently, we computed the measures on the basis of a large database of real patient data. Results Our CLIF method enabled us to fully formalize 100% of ...
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articles, news, reports and publications on quality of healthcare, quality assurance, quality improvement, quality indicators, quality measures, health services research, patient safety, medical errors, hospital performance, health information technology and more from The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, JAMA, BMJ, CMAJ, MJA, Medical Care, Health Affairs and other leading medical journals and from AHRQ, CMWF, CMS, RAND, NHS and other international health Agency. ...
articles, news, reports and publications on quality of healthcare, quality assurance, quality improvement, quality indicators, quality measures, health services research, patient safety, medical errors, hospital performance, health information technology and more from The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, JAMA, BMJ, CMAJ, MJA, Medical Care, Health Affairs and other leading medical journals and from AHRQ, CMWF, CMS, RAND, NHS and other international health Agency. ...
It also offers corresponding contextual and operational indicators, helping to interpret the core set in national and global contexts and to provide more detail according to national circumstances and priorities.. Eight of the proposed indicators are SDG (or conceptually identical) indicators, and four are global indicators to measure the targets of the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction. Twenty-seven of the proposed indicators can be produced from SEEA-Central Framework (SEEA-CF) accounts or are linked to SEEAs ecosystem accounting (SEEA-EA). Reserved spaces had to be included for an indicator measuring the contribution of forestry to adaptation to climate change and for an indicator measuring the impact of climate change on biodiversity. Both areas are highly relevant, but the Working Group was unable to identify appropriate indicators after consulting with international experts in the field. The two reserved spaces require additional work. The indicators were developed by a task ...
f) Evaluate, in consultation with the districts and other interested parties, air quality-related indicators that may be used to measure or estimate progress in the attainment of state standards and establish a list of approved indicators. On or before July 1, 1993, the state board shall identify one or more air quality indicators to be used by districts in assessing progress as required by subdivision (b) of Section 40924. The state board shall continue to evaluate the prospective application of air quality indicators and, upon a finding that adequate air quality modeling capability exists, shall identify one or more indicators that may be used by districts in lieu of the annual emission reductions mandated by subdivision (a) of Section 40914. In no case shall any indicator be less stringent or less protective, on the basis of overall health protection, than the annual emission reduction requirement in subdivision (a) of Section 40914 ...
When physicians are unwell, the performance of health-care systems can be suboptimum. Physician wellness might not only benefit the individual physician, it could also be vital to the delivery of high-quality health care. We review the work stresses faced by physicians, the barriers to attending to …
This is the accessible text file for GAO report number GAO-04-49 entitled Information Technology Management: Governmentwide Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement, and Investment Management Can Be Further Improved which was released on February 11, 2004. This text file was formatted by the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) to be accessible to users with visual impairments, as part of a longer term project to improve GAO products accessibility. Every attempt has been made to maintain the structural and data integrity of the original printed product. Accessibility features, such as text descriptions of tables, consecutively numbered footnotes placed at the end of the file, and the text of agency comment letters, are provided but may not exactly duplicate the presentation or format of the printed version. The portable document format (PDF) file is an exact electronic replica of the printed version. We welcome your feedback. Please E-mail your comments regarding the contents or ...
Switzerland ranked 6th in the HRI 2011, improving one position from 2010. Based on the pattern of its scores, Switzerland is classified as a Group 1 donor. Donors in this group tend to perform above average in all pillars. Other Group 1 donors are Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Switzerlands global score was above the OECD/DAC average, but below the Group 1 average. Similarly, Switzerland scored above the OECD/DAC average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery). It scored below the Group 1 average in all pillars, except for Pillar 1 (Responding to needs), where it scored above average.. Compared to its OECD/DAC peers, Switzerland did best in the indicators on Participating in accountability initiatives, Funding accountability initiatives, International humanitarian law, Funding international risk mitigation and Advocacy towards local authorities. Its scores were relatively the lowest in the indicators on Funding ...
Quality Measures 101 Quality measures are used to evaluate the performance of health systems and providers with a goal of improving health care quality. Quality measures are becoming an integral component of healthcare as the health care system moves to value-based payment models that focus on quality and cost.
OBJECTIVE: To develop a valid quality measure that captures clinical inertia, the failure to initiate or intensify therapy in response to medical need, in diabetes care and to link this process measure with outcomes of glycemic control. DATA SOURCES: Existing databases from 13 Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals between 1997 and 1999. STUDY DESIGN: Laboratory results, medications, and diagnoses were collected on 23,291 patients with diabetes. We modeled the decision to increase antiglycemic medications at individual visits. We then aggregated all visits for individual patients and calculated a treatment intensity score by comparing the observed number of increases to that expected based on our model. The association between treatment intensity and two measures of glycemic control, change in HbA1c during the observation period, and whether the outcome glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) was greater than 8 percent, was then examined. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Increases in antiglycemic medications occurred at
OBJECTIVE/RESEARCH QUESTION Optimising glycaemic control during hospital stay reduces rate of infections, length of stay and mortality,in particular in surgical patients. In guidelines and literature recommendations on optimal perioperative diabetes care are described. Nevertheless, in daily practice, perioperative glycaemic control is very often not achieved. This study aims at developing an implementation strategy that is tested on feasibility to improve perioperative diabetes care in terms of effectiveness, experiences and costs.. DESIGN/OUTCOME MEASURES/IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY A step-wise implementation model is applied: 1) recommendations on optimal perioperative diabetes care (e.g. the administration of intravenous insulin, encouragement of diabetes self-management) are systematically translated into quality indicators; 2a) using these quality indicators, current care is measured by performing a medical record search among 400 patients in 6 hospitals; 2b) barriers and facilitators for ...
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Since most RNA-binding proteins fulfil their function in the context of RNA-protein complexes, knowledge of RNAs associated with specific RBPs is essential to elucidate their functions. In order to identify these transcripts, new methods must be developed or existing successful protocols for the identification of protein-protein interactions must be adapted. Although several recent publications have identified RNA partners from RNP-complexes [9, 16], there are so far no reports on the quality of the RNAs purified from these complexes. Here we demonstrate that the method used for cell lysis of yeast cells is of great importance for isolation of intact complexes. Whereas standard lysis methods like disruption by French Press or glass bead mill lead to massive RNA degradation (Figures 1, 2, 3), grinding yeast cells at ultra-low temperatures leaves cellular RNA intact (Figures 4, 5).. The major difference between the lysis methods compared in this study is the timing between addition of the RNase ...
Upon prosperous completion with the class, learners should be able to: assess how various perspectives influence societys definition of getting old; Examine world-wide populace traits among the older Older people, taking into consideration gender, racial, ethnic, and site differences; discover various concerns linked to gerontological investigation, such this link as unique investigate equipment, measurements, and methodologies, in addition to distinctive hazards and Unique considerations for analysis with elderly populations; summarize the effects of Organic ageing on health and fitness, wellness, and susceptibility to unique Long-term illnesses; Look at various types of temperament among aging Older people, which includes Havinghurts product, the five-factor model, as well as Neo-Freudian standpoint; assess how memory, cognition, intelligence, and creativity adjust with age; demonstrate the challenges of mental ailment and material abuse for older Grown ups; describe and Examine other ways ...
Yao, Grace; Cheng, Yen-Pi; Cheng, Chiao-Pi (5 November 2008). "The Quality of Life in Taiwan". Social Indicators Research. 92 ( ... The current healthcare system in Taiwan, known as National Health Insurance (NHI, Chinese: 全民健康保險), was instituted in 1995. NHI ... Only 4.4 per cent of the patients said they are either "not satisfied" or "very not satisfied" with the service or care ... Most health providers operate in the private sector and form a competitive market on the health delivery side. However, many ...
Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US). PMID 20734531. "AHRQ - Quality Indicators". qualityindicators. ... Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies (Vol. 7: Care Coordination). AHRQ Technical ... She develops tool measure patient safety and healthcare quality. She created healthcare quality measurements (so-called quality ... K G Shojania; B W Duncan; K M McDonald; R M Wachter; A J Markowitz (2001). "Making health care safer: a critical analysis of ...
Oregon Hospital Quality Indicators U.S. News & World Report: Tuality Healthcare (Webarchive template wayback links, Wikipedia ... community healthcare organization that operates one other hospital, a health foundation, medical plazas, urgent care centers, ... Quality indicators for 2005 include: average heart attack death rate, average balloon angioplasty death rate, average heart ... Oregon Hospital Quality Indicators: Hospital Specific Reports. Archived 2007-09-26 at the Wayback Machine Oregon Department of ...
Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported that VBAC is a reasonable and safe ... maternity care providers, health care and professional liability insurers, consumers, and policymakers collaborate on the ... Int J Gyn Obs; 1999; vol 66, p. 197 "Cesarean births, repeat (percent)". Health Indicators Warehouse. Archived from the ... maternity care providers, health care and professional liability insurers, consumers, and policymakers collaborate on the ...
Healthcare Access and Quality Index. Our World in Data: Healthcare Access and Quality Index Our World in Data. Retrieved 2019. ... In 1993, 89% of the population had access to health care services. In 2000, 99% of the population had access to health care ... "Major Economic & Social Indicators" (PDF). National Center for Statistics & Information. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 ... During the last three decades, the Oman health care system has demonstrated and reported great achievements in health care ...
Health care is offered by both public and private practitioners and research has found that trust in health providers is a key ... factor in improving the uptake of health care services in rural Cambodia. The government plans to increase the quality of ... In the province with worst health indicators, Ratanakiri, 22.9% of children die before age five. Cambodia was once one of the ... "Comparison Of Trust In Public Vs Private Health Care Providers In Rural Cambodia". Health Policy Plan. 26 (Suppl 1): i20-i29. ...
Goal is to develop indicators which can be used to measure quality in health care provision. Furthermore, Scherer is working on ... and Research in Healthcare Member of the scientific advisory board of the Journal for Evidence and Quality in Health Care (ZEFQ ... Quality Improvement and Research in Healthcare Versorgungsatlas of the Central Research Institute of Ambulatory Health Care ... Furthermore, he is working on a guideline which aims to contribute to avoidance of over-, under provision in health care. ...
Dolor, R.J., Smith, P.C., Neale, A.V. & Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Practice-Based Research Network (2008). ... The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). Washington, DC: ANA. Berwick DM. (2008). The science of ... ISRN is registered with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as an active PBRN. improvement science" is an emerging ... 04-0041). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Stevens, K.R. & Ovretveit, J. (2013). Improvement research ...
"Health Care Resources". Retrieved 17 October 2017. Health at a Glance 2019: OECD Indicators, 9. Health care ... List of countries by life expectancy List of countries by quality of healthcare " ... Oecd (2019). Health at a Glance 2019: OECD Indicators, 9. Health care activities : Hospital beds and discharges rates. Health ... The number of beds per people is an important indicator of the health care system of a country. The basic measure focus on all ...
... from policymakers to health care providers. This initiative included funds for research on "social indicators", a collection of ... concerned principally with the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of low-wage work in the United States and ... The Foundation was also responsible for early reforms in health care, city planning, consumer credit, labor law, the training ... "Social indicators" on the Russell Sage Foundation website Wolfe, Alan (1968). "The Withering Away of the American Labor Party ...
"Quality care must become the primary influence on patient experience... and the primary indicator of performance." "Aberdeen ... "Learning from serious failings in care" in July 2015. The investigation was launched after recent scandals in the health ... "Major Aberdeen health investment welcomed". SNP. SNP. Archived from the original on 15 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2014. " ... This was the first time that the Foresterhill campus had hosted emergency and urgent care facilities in the same building, and ...
... as well as better health care, education quality, environment protection, income equality, and happiness results. These trends ... Members of the World Bank Group also use Index of Economic Freedom as the indicator of investment climate, because it covers ... For example, the treatment of a large informal sector (common in poor countries) as an indicator of restrictive government ... Cebula, R. (2013). Effects of Economic Freedom, Regulatory Quality, and Taxation on Real Income, MPRA Paper 55421, University ...
The health care professional/health care body and the primary care trust (PCT) enter a local contract. The main use of this ... 146 indicators) to earn points (varying amounts per indicator) which translate into greater income. The money for the QOF was ... found the introduction of the alternative contract had not led to improvements in quality and may have resulted in worse care. ... Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) are primary care services provided by outside contractors (like US health ...
... children's subsequent health and development by helping parents provide competent care; and 3) women's own health and self- ... Other Health and Social Indicators for Low-Income, First-Time Mothers and Their Children". Agency for Healthcare Research and ... Further, it is the child-caregiver relationship that shapes a child's development, making the quality of parental care in early ... design of a randomised controlled trial of the nurse family partnership in Dutch preventive health care. BMC Public Health, 11( ...
These policies have contributed to a steady increase in quality of healthcare and improvement in key indicators during Kagame's ... Despite the country having a relatively underdeveloped health care system, Rwanda has one of the lowest infection and mortality ... World Health Organization (WHO) (II) (2008). "Sharing the burden of sickness: mutual health insurance in Rwanda". Bulletin of ... It also set up training institutes, including the Kigali Health Institute (KHI), and in 2008 effected laws making health ...
... with average scores for quality of care and use of resources. The Commonwealth Funds 2021 report comparing the healthcare ... "Health at a Glance 2017" (PDF). OECD. 2017. "Health at a Glance: OECD Indicators by country". OECD. 2017. Schneider, Eric C.; ... ISBN 978-0-88920-475-1. Thompson, Valerie D. (2015). Health and Health Care Delivery in Canada. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN ... "Health Status of Canadians - How healthy are we? - Perceived health". Report of the Chief Public Health Officer. Public Health ...
... websites or apps which provide more information on health care quality and price to help patients choose their providers have ... Barclay, Matthew; Dixon-Woods, Mary; Lyratzopoulos, Georgios (1 April 2019). "The problem with composite indicators". BMJ ... Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare and health information technology health care is ... It gave the department of health and human services the authority to improve healthcare quality and efficiency through the ...
... , together with primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, is part of a country's overall health care system ... Public health is implemented through the surveillance of cases and health indicators, and through the promotion of healthy ... Translating Public Health Quality Improvement into Organizational Performance Management Gains". Annual Review of Public Health ... Public health, together with primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, is part of a country's overall health care system ...
Health care quality, Medical and health organizations based in Sweden, Think tanks based in Sweden). ... The 2014 ranking included 37 countries measured by 48 indicators. The Euro Health Consumer Index measurements started in 2005. ... The Euro Health Consumer Index is a comparison of European health care systems based on waiting times, results, and generosity ... Health Consumer Powerhouse is a Swedish health policy think tank which specialises in comparing healthcare systems throughout ...
The quality of health in Rwanda has historically been very low, both before and immediately after the 1994 genocide. In 1998, ... Rosenberg, Tina (3 July 2012). "In Rwanda, Health Care Coverage That Eludes the U.S." The New York Times. New York, N.Y. ... But in recent years Rwanda has seen improvement on a number of key health indicators. Between 2005 and 2013, life expectancy ... The Atlantic devoted an article to "Rwanda's Historic Health Recovery". Partners In Health described the health gains "among ...
Whitman-Walker also ended 2012 with high patient satisfaction rates and high quality of care indicators. Mautner Project, the ... In March 2007, the Bureau of Primary Health Care, part of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), gave ... Those changes included: Making Whitman-Walker a community health center that would provide health care to the entire community ... WWH provides a number of health care services to the D.C. metro area. They include primary medical and dental care; mental ...
... health care, social security, quality and basic services in the household, income and social cohesion as defined by social ... The central bank also monitors the evolution of several economic indicators, such as the exchange rate, differences between ... "Mexico achieves universal health coverage, enrolls 52.6 million people in less than a decade". Harvard School of Public Health ... Development The following table shows the main economic indicators in 1980-2021(with IMF staff stimtates in 2022-2027). ...
... and public health 645.3-645.37.................................Home health care services 645.5-645.9 ... Evaluation and quality control of medical care. Medical audit 405................................................Death ... Health status indicators. Medical statistics and surveys 410-410.9......................................Medical economics. ... Critical care. Intensive care. First aid 91-103.....................................Disease due to physical and chemical agents ...
... development and assessment that is aligned with other professional expectations and requirements within health care. The ... Despite some variation in the activities, they are all built upon evidence-based guidelines, national clinical and quality ... Board Certification and the ABMS Program for Maintenance of Certification (ABMS MOC®) are highly-visible indicators that ... The MOC program provides physicians a structured approach for enhancing patient care and improving patient outcomes through ...
She also was an expert in the study on the indicators of quality and continuity of health care services provided to the elderly ... She also taught elder care in the family medicine residency. In addition to that, she was responsible for organizing care of ... for her book on in-home health care services. October 2001: Gilles des Rosiers Award from the Fédération des médecins ... Before becoming medical director of the Laval palliative care center, she also worked at the CLSC St-Louis-du-Parc, at the ...
Qual Saf Health Care. 14 (6): 422-7. doi:10.1136/qshc.2004.013573. PMC 1744098. PMID 16326788. Pediatric Quality Indicators ... These two indicators of pediatric nursing care quality are sensitive measures of nursing care. Professional nurses play a key ... Throughout health care providing safe and high quality patient care continues to provide significant challenges. Efforts to ... AHRQ Quality Indicators. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. February 2006. Archived from the original ...
McGlynn EA, Asch SM, Adams J, Keesey J, Hicks J, DeCristofaro A, Kerr EA (2003). "The quality of health care delivered to ... Physician well-being has also been recommended as an indicator of healthcare quality given its association with patient safety ... "Your Health Care May Kill You: Medical Errors". Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 234 (Building Capacity for Health ... While in 2000 the Committee on Quality of Health Care in America affirmed medical mistakes are an "unavoidable outcome of ...
A dog's coat is an outward indicator of internal well-being. For this reason, coat health is an important aspect of pet care to ... The nature and quality of a purebred dog's coat is important to the dog fancy in the judging of the dog at conformation shows. ... The specific role of vitamins A and E for coat health are explored elsewhere in this article, as they pertain to immune ... Aside from omega fatty acids, lipid content in the canine diet is an important aspect of coat health. The fat soluble vitamins ...
The goal of healthcare contact center automation in healthcare is to increase quality, decrease cost, and track key performance ... "Telehealth: The Right Care, at the Right Time, via the Right Medium". NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery. 30 December ... indicators (KPI). This is accomplished by step-by-step scripting and call handling guidance combined with EHR integration and ... and nurse triage making Healthcare service CRMs the most healthcare-unique form of CRM Healthcare CRM service automation ...
Oregon Hospital Quality Indicators: Tuality Healthcare. Archived 2007-09-26 at the Wayback Machine Oregon Department of ... breast health care, and urgent and emergency care. Additionally, Tuality operates the Tuality Healthcare Foundation, Tuality ... Tuality Health Alliance, and the Tuality Health Education Center. The Health Alliance is a healthcare provider network with ... Tuality Healthcare is a non-profit, community health care organization based in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. Founded in ...
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... accessible health care and freedom of expression. In the meantime, the guerrilla movement was spreading to all sectors of ... "World Population Prospects 2022: Demographic indicators by region, subregion and country, annually for 1950-2100" (XSLX). ... which are regarded as being better-quality than public schools. Most private schools follow American, European or other ...
... released by the Australian Government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching.[7] ... Nazira Abdula, pediatrician and Mozambican Minister of Health. *Jamie Cooper - professor of intensive care medicine ... "Flinders Health and Medical Research". Archived from the original on 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.. ... "College of Medicine and Public Health - Flinders University". Flinders University. Archived from the original on 17 October ...
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... health and personal care, financial services, and other utilities. When the resources required to produce these goods and ... "Ecological Indicators. 111: 105983. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105983. S2CID 214184428.. *^ Carrington, Damian (21 May 2018). " ... more people demanding higher qualities of living, currently requires greater extraction of resources, which causes subsequent ... "World Health Organization. World Health Organization. Retrieved 14 November 2019.. *^ Blondel, Benoît; Mispelon, Chloé; ...
... ill health, hard work and poor health care in pregnancy. On an individual basis, LBW is an important predictor of newborn ... At the population level, the proportion of babies with a LBW is an indicator of a multifaceted public-health problem that ... "CDC - Air Quality - Particle Pollution". Retrieved 2017-03-31.. ... often in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). They are also at increased risk for long-term health conditions which require ...
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Improved availability to quality education, including skills training for adults and other active labour market policies, is a ... Care work, entertainment, and other tasks requiring empathy, previously thought safe from automation, have also begun to be ... The third method, initially developed by John Shea in 1999, takes a more direct approach and employs observable indicators such ... Safety and health. *Crunch. *Epilepsy and employment. *Human factors and ergonomics. *Karoshi ...
... a study done in 2009 showed that while the policy requires health care providers to report cases of sexual violence, emergency ... "World Population Prospects 2022: Demographic indicators by region, subregion and country, annually for 1950-2100" (XSLX). ... its quality of education and economic standard of living are lower.[10] Income inequality and education inequality have a large ... "Reproductive Health Matters. 20 (40): 83-93. doi:10.1016/S0968-8080(12)40656-5. JSTOR 41714982. PMID 23245413. S2CID 23588404 ...
A review of 102 nationally representative public opinion polls about the Affordable Care Act, 2010 through 2019." Health ... predicting the measurement quality of the question. This can be done using the software Survey Quality Predictor (SQP).[31] ... Social media can also be used as an indicator of the voter opinion regarding the poll. Some research studies have shown that ... estimating the measurement quality of the questions. This can be done for instance using test-retest,[28] quasi-simplex,[29] or ...
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Johns Hopkins School of Public Health found the Asian oyster could significantly benefit the bay's deteriorating water quality. ... Indicator species. *Introduced species. *Invasive species. *Latitudinal gradients in species diversity. *Minimum viable ... By discarding taxonomy, human health, and economic factors, this model focused only on ecological factors. The model evaluated ... Invasive species and accompanying control efforts can have long term public health implications. For instance, pesticides ...
... and average health care spending per capita was US$4,719 in 2008.[១៣៤] As of 2007, approximately 140,000 inhabitants (0.4%) of ... French cuisine is also regarded as a key element of the quality of life and the attractiveness of France.[៣៣៧] A French ... Greenhouse Gas Emissions Environmental Indicators. United Nations (August 2009) *↑ Nuclear shares of electricity generation. ... អង់គ្លេស) World Health Organization Assesses the World's Health Systems. អង្គការសុខភាពពិភពលោក (8 December 2010) ...
Our analysis of study quality over time indicates that studies published prior to 2000 had a relatively lower quality score ( ... The studies were funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health [7], the National Institutes of Health, ... "Consciousness as a field: The Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program and changes in social indicators." The Journal of ... "Delving into alternative care: Non-traditional treatments draw increased interest, research funding". Journal Sentinel ...
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HR characterizes feelings and emotions as indicators of the quality of one's thinking. Within the HR model, unpleasant feelings ... T. M. Kelley, Health Realization: A Principle-Based Psychology of Positive Youth Development, Child & Youth Care Forum, Vol. 32 ... Sedgeman, J.: Health Realization/Innate Health: Can a quiet mind and a positive feeling state be accessible over the lifespan ... In the Health Realization ("HR") model, all psychological phenomena, from severe disorder to glowing health, are presented as ...
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  • Multiple indicators can be chosen as outcomes for logic models and measures for companion evaluation plans. (
  • Alongside indicator-by-indicator analysis, an overview chapter summarises the comparative performance of countries and major trends, including how much health spending is associated with staffing, access, quality and health outcomes. (
  • This edition also includes a special focus on patient-reported outcomes and experiences, with a thematic chapter on measuring what matters for people-centred health systems. (
  • This study developed a core set of 17 QIs which will be used to report from the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry-Australia & New Zealand, to monitor the quality of radiotherapy care prostate cancer patients receive. (
  • Background - In Ontario, a province-wide quality-improvement program (Quality Improvement and Innovation Partnership [QIIP]) was implemented between 2008 and 2010 to support improved outcomes in Family Health Teams, a care model that includes many features of the patient-centred medical home. (
  • Interpretation - This large controlled evaluation of a broadly implemented quality-improvement initiative showed improvement for diabetes process of care and cancer screening outcomes, but not for proxy measures of access related to use of health care services. (
  • We believe that together these efforts will increase awareness of the multiple determinants of health, promote engagement by a more diverse group of stakeholders, and stimulate development of models that promote evidence-based programs and policies - eventually leading to improved health outcomes and reduced health disparities. (
  • We hope that the essays will stimulate discussion and mobilize action that improves population health outcomes in the coming decade. (
  • To evaluate processes and outcomes of diabetes care using bundled indicators from a primary care registry of osteopathic training programs. (
  • This study examined care delivered to 7333 patients across 95 family practice and internal medicine residency programs (July 1, 2005, through September 15, 2008) to determine diabetes care performance using measures of processes of care and outcomes. (
  • Bundling performance outcomes may provide a more patient-centered measure of quality of care. (
  • The way in which processes of care and outcomes are bundled has a significant effect on quality outcomes performance levels. (
  • 15,17,18 The theory behind this "all-or-none" (bundled) performance measurement is that, if all steps are not completed or outcomes achieved, the quality of care is still lacking. (
  • These databases enable research on a broad range of health policy issues, including cost and quality of health services, medical practice patterns, access to health care programs, and outcomes of treatments at the national, state, and local market levels. (
  • The purpose of this paper is to describe the implementation of programs in health systems to improve vaccination rates and patient outcomes. (
  • NOTE: Concepts of psychological resilience vary across disciplines with investigations addressing various outcomes ranging from reported levels of stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and general indicators of well-being. (
  • Munson Healthcare currently participates in 13 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Quality Improvement Initiatives focused on improving the quality of care and outcomes, and reducing complications and costs for patients in areas including angioplasty, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, trauma, breast cancer, hip and knee replacement surgery, prostate cancer, and bariatric surgery. (
  • Other initiatives focus on achieving the best possible patient outcomes at the lowest reasonable cost by understanding variations in health care use, identifying best practices, and leading interventions for improving care before, during, and after hospitalization. (
  • Through establishing an RiH framework, the programme will identify processes with outcomes that aim to capture how high-quality healthcare provisions are achieved. (
  • Chapter 12, From Blighted Brownfields to Healthy and Sustainable Communities: Tracking Performance and Measuring Outcomes was written by ATSDR's National Brownfields Coordinator Laurel Berman and Christopher A. DeSousa, Terri Linder, and David Misky, all of whom were partners on a community health and brownfields project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin . (
  • lt;br />The primary goal of the latest guidelines for induction of labour is to improve the quality of care and outcomes for pregnant women undergoing induction of labour in under-resourced settings. (
  • Interventions were associated with 19 outcomes sorted into five groups: Well-being and Quality of Life, Cancer, Physiological and Metabolic Indicators, Health Care and Other Clinical Outcomes. (
  • Among the outcomes, we highlight: Quality of Life (12 reviews), Survival (9 reviews), Patient Safety (8 reviews) and Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Symptoms (7 reviews). (
  • Considering the positive effects reported (in 26 associations), emphasis is placed on the use of the anthroposophic drug Viscum album (19 associations) for the outcomes Quality of Life, Patient Safety and Symptoms of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy. (
  • As for the potentially positive effects (in 21 associations), most were associated with Viscum album (18 associations) for the outcomes: Cancer survival, Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy symptoms and Quality of Life. (
  • Ingenious products and clinical expertise you can rely on to improve patient outcomes across the continuum of care-in the hospital, clinic, long-term facility and home. (
  • It contains tips to improve health outcomes for people with intellectual disability. (
  • Objective To assess the impact of a pay for performance incentive on quality of care and outcomes among UK patients with hypertension in primary care. (
  • Intervention The UK pay for performance incentive (the Quality and Outcomes Framework), which was implemented in April 2004 and included specific targets for general practitioners to show high quality care for patients with hypertension (and other diseases). (
  • Pay for performance had no discernible effects on processes of care or on hypertension related clinical outcomes. (
  • Generous financial incentives, as designed in the UK pay for performance policy, may not be sufficient to improve quality of care and outcomes for hypertension and other common chronic conditions. (
  • Both governments and private payers have promoted pay for performance in the belief that economic incentives can accelerate improvements in the quality and outcomes of care. (
  • 1 Indeed, pay for performance schemes may result in unintended outcomes as a result of adverse selection, such as the exclusion of severely ill patients from care. (
  • The impacts of pay for performance on the quality and outcomes of care for common chronic conditions such as hypertension are largely unknown. (
  • Objective: To review admissions and deaths at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Ghana from 2011 to 2015, for the purposes of documentation of outcomes and identification of areas for improvement.Design: A retrospective descriptive study of NICU Admissions & Discharges from 2011 to 2015. (
  • This wide range of outcomes is attributable to differences in the severity of illness of patients and to the organisation of resources devoted to obstetric and neonatal care. (
  • When a person uses it appropriately, this type of technology can improve health outcomes . (
  • The purpose of this study was to estimate the effects of health-risk behaviors, alone and in combination, on health outcomes. (
  • In the first study to evaluate pay-for-performance implementation at a hospital system in Taiwan, APARC's Asia Health Policy Program Director Karen Eggleston and co-authors reveal how incentive-based measures to ensure continuity and quality of care resulted in positive health outcomes. (
  • As healthcare costs for patients with non-communicable diseases such as diabetes have risen, governments and healthcare providers have sought creative measures to align financial incentives with better patient outcomes. (
  • One incentive payment system known as "pay-for-performance" (P4P), in which providers are beholden to metric-driven outcomes, represents a potential path forward for healthcare providers to improve healthcare processes, resulting in higher quality and better patient health outcomes. (
  • Taiwan's Bureau of National Health Insurance (now National Health Insurance Administration) introduced P4P in 2001 and enhanced the program in 2006 with an incentive for pay-for-reporting of outcomes. (
  • This net value approach is especially useful for policymakers and healthcare administrators who implement value-based purchasing and monitor outcomes for any service delivery innovation over time. (
  • These positive net value results are primarily derived from health outcomes as measured by lower mortality rates in the P4P versus non-P4P cohorts, across both newly enrolled and continuously enrolled groups of patients. (
  • They examined administrative health data collected by the research institute ICES from April 2002, to December 2019. (
  • Subsequently, we gained the support of the newly formed UK Trainee Emergency Research Network (TERN) to plan and deliver the largest UK healthcare population study of NFR to date of UK and Ireland Emergency Department doctors in July 2019. (
  • Chapter 16, Beautiful Ruin: Creating Healthfields , was written by ATSDR's Nation Brownfields Coordinator Laurel Berman through her participation in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leaders Program (2016-2019). (
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2019) - The National Council for Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board election. (
  • In 2019, Discovery Health published a risk adjustment model to determine standardised mortality rates across South African private hospital systems, with the aim of contributing towards quality improvement in the private healthcare sector. (
  • Méthodes : étude rétrospective comparative sur deux périodes avril-septembre 2019 « période de comparaison ¼ et avril-septembre 2020 « période de la pandémie ¼ au CHU Hussein Dey -Alger, portant sur l'analyse de l'évolution de l'activé hospitalière en matière d'admissions et de mortalité hospitalière. (
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  • Ahmed Mohamed Amin Mandil (‎ World Health Organization. (
  • Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (‎ World Health Organization. (
  • Regional Office for Europe (‎ World Health Organization. (
  • Regional Committee for Africa, 37 (‎ World Health Organization. (
  • Lomé - In collaboration with World Health Organization in Togo, World Bank is supporting the country to improve its health care quality. (
  • their indicator results are related to World Health Organization 's Health and Work Performance Questionnaire-derived absenteeism and presenteeism scores. (
  • The information on causes of death was collected from death certificates (DCs) using the World Health Organization (WHO) DC template. (
  • Since confirmation of the Ebola outbreak in northeastern DRC on August 1, 2018, the US government has worked closely with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other international partners on a multifaceted response to end the outbreak. (
  • According to a study by the World Health Organization, 7% of deaths worldwide are due to non-communicable or chronic diseases [ 4 ]. (
  • The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. (
  • The World Health Organization does not warrant that the information contained in this publication is complete and correct and shall not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of its use. (
  • Background for Health care practice redesign initiatives, such as the Patient-Centered Medical Home model or the Planned Care Model, are emerging approaches to improve the quality of Health Care primary health care delivery. (
  • Maternal morbidity and mortality are important indicators of public health and the quality of healthcare. (
  • Amenable mortality is a composite measure of deaths from conditions that might be avoided by timely and effective health care. (
  • The EMR has an average maternal the RMNCAH-related targets across the rest of the region mortality ratio (MMR) of 164 per 100 000 and under-5 remains a public health challenge. (
  • Ghosn W, Menvielle G, Rican S, Rey G. Associations of cause-specific mortality with area level deprivation and travel time to health care in France from 1990 to 2007, a multilevel analysis. (
  • Hospital quality measures: are process indicators associated with hospital standardized mortality ratios in French acute care hospitals? (
  • METHODS AND FINDINGS: In a population-based study, we linked administrative data on live births, deaths, and cases of children with CZS from the SINASC (Live Birth Information System), the SIM (Mortality Information System), and the RESP (Public Health Event Records), respectively. (
  • Diabetes self-management can reduce blood sugar levels, mortality risk, and healthcare costs, as well as weight in people with excess weight. (
  • Background Hospital mortality rate is a common measure of healthcare quality. (
  • Morbidity and mortality meetings are common but there are few reports of hospital-wide mortality-review processes to provide understanding of quality-of-care problems associated with patient deaths. (
  • Conclusions Our institution-wide mortality review found many quality gaps among decedents, in particular inadequate discussion of goals of care. (
  • Hospital mortality has been a key quality measure since Nightingale created league tables comparing mortality rates for London hospitals in the mid-19th century, 1 , 2 Mortality rates are reported publicly in many jurisdictions as indicators of hospital quality but there continues to be legitimate criticisms of using mortality rates as a measure of quality. (
  • and the failure of the death rate to inform providers about the nature of quality issues contributing to increased mortality. (
  • Despite these concerns, mortality rates will remain an important quality indicator for several reasons: death is a highly visible and usually undesirable outcome, most deaths occur in hospitals 6 , 7 and increased mortality rate can be caused by poor-quality care. (
  • A natural step for hospitals tracking mortality rates is to create processes to investigate deaths and determine if care could be improved. (
  • The Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard was launched on 20 October 2017 at the Rural Medicine Australia Conference 2017 (RMA17) in Melbourne. (
  • AHRQ Health Information Technology Division's 2017 Annual Report. (
  • The coverage of antenatal care (ANC) services has steadily improved in Bangladesh but still falls short with only 47% of pregnant women completing four or more ANC visits during pregnancy in 2017 (an increase from 31% in 2014) indicating that Bangladeshi women are missing opportunities for maternal nutrition services such as nutrition counselling, weight monitoring and micronutrient supplementation (NIPORT, 2018). (
  • Proceedings of the 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care , March 5-8, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana. (
  • In June 2017, the Council of the European Union on Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs adopted Council Conclusions on "Encouraging Member States-driven Voluntary Cooperation of Health Systems" (5). (
  • The American Diabetes Association (ADA) note in 2017 guidelines that self-management and education are crucial aspects of diabetes care. (
  • In April 2017, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS concluded that the biggest internal threat to the sustainability of the NHS is the lack of a comprehensive national strategy to secure the NHS and care system the workforce it needs. (
  • All U.S. healthcare providers can take a lesson from winners of the 2017 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle on improving point-of-service collections, enhancing health plan relationships, and promoting price transparency. (
  • Practice Redesign to provide high-quality care and continuity while involving patients, communities, health care teams, and policy makers. (
  • Funded programs can play a role in health care practice redesign by partnering with state community health center organizations or medical associations to implement these models and promote quality improvement, use of evidence-based guidelines, and data collection. (
  • Purpose of the The purpose of this document is to give funded programs working in health care practice redesign a list of potential indicators to explore for evaluation purposes. (
  • For 1 comprehensive health care practice redesign initiatives, all indicators related to policy, systems, or environmental changes for Health Care Systems listed on the next page should be monitored for blood pressure and/or cholesterol. (
  • On 7 May 2018, the Commission partnered with Safer Care Victoria to conduct a forum to promote best practice care for heavy menstrual bleeding across primary health and acute care sectors. (
  • Overall, the indicators show a region that has one foot squarely planted in a new and promising economy that is clean, equitable, renewable, healthy and based on sustainable business and community practice. (
  • Zoe Brooks, CEO and Co-founder of AWEsome Numbers Inc., Canada, has devoted her career to the practice and improvement of quality management in medical laboratories. (
  • We worked with these authors, MATCH and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation staff, and several guests in a 2-day meeting in late 2009 in Madison to discuss the essays and develop an agenda for future practice and research activities for improving population health. (
  • The final set will summarize the discussion of the 2009 meeting and outline cross-cutting themes and priorities for research and practice in population health improvement. (
  • GPCAH's goal is to reduce the burden of workplace injury and illness among Midwest farmers by educating, translating research to practice, and communicating agricultural safety and health information and prevention strategies. (
  • Standard precautions (SPs) are the minimum healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention practice, which is important for preventing HAIs in all healthcare settings. (
  • He leads an internationally recognised group ( The Primary Care Stratified Medicine research group - PRISM ) that focuses on translation of genetics/genomics into clinical practice, developed in tandem with advances in genomic technology and emerging screening policies. (
  • The chapter focuses on Navajo Nation Healthfields activities using ATSDR's 5-step Land Reuse Strategy to Safely Reuse Land and Improve Health (5-step Land Reuse Model) and describes some of ATSDR's Healthfields projects and related tools and resources for communities to create their own Healthfields practice. (
  • From compute to care: Lessons learned from deploying an early warning system into clinical practice. (
  • Registration requirements 8 address the entry-to-practice education, training and experience required to provide competent and safe care to patients and comply with applicable Canadian labour mobility agreements. (
  • The Health Foundation, an independent health care charity, was asked by the Secretary of State for Health to review indicators of the quality of general practice in England. (
  • Through the Trauma Distinction program, Accreditation Canada evaluates trauma centres based on four components: their degree of compliance to standards, their achievement of performance indicator thresholds, their implementation of trauma protocols and clinical practice guidelines, and their commitment to excellence and innovation. (
  • It illuminates best practice, hard work and dedication of all our care providers. (
  • We are proud of the team that has enabled this national first award of distinction for trauma services and the exceptional care that our team provides to patients and families," says Leanne Heppell, Vice President, Patient Experience, Acute Care & Chief of Professional Practice & Nursing, Providence Health Care. (
  • The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) is one of 11 agricultural research, education, and prevention centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). (
  • This includes equipping 14 training schools for paramedical personnel with teaching, computer and videoconferencing materials, with more than 600 nurses and midwives recently trained in infection prevention and care for COVID-19 patients. (
  • Between 2004 and 2005 he was awarded a Harkness fellowship based in the Office of Public Health Genomics at the Center of Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. (
  • Employment status matters: a statewide survey of quality- of -life, prevention behaviors, and absenteeism and presenteeism. (
  • Objective: To estimate quality- of -life (QoL), primary care, health insurance, prevention behaviors, absenteeism, and presenteeism in a statewide sample of the unemployed, self-employed, and organizationally employed. (
  • Our findings can help public health researchers target prevention and management strategies to improve care and reduce costs for people with multiple chronic conditions. (
  • Indeed, studies have shown that mental health care apps can play an important role in the assessment, prediction, and monitoring of mental health, as well as psychoeducation delivery, self-management strategies, recovery support, prevention, and promotion. (
  • The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), invites organizations to apply for rapid response grant funding to support innovative harm reduction strategies and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. (
  • CDC continues to support preparedness and coordination activities and provide technical assistance related to surveillance, vaccination, laboratory, case management, border health and infection prevention and control in Rwanda, Uganda, and South Sudan. (
  • Trauma care encompasses the entire spectrum of trauma from injury control and prevention to pre-hospital response, acute care and rehabilitation. (
  • Strong partnerships are key to our Regional Trauma Program, and this distinction award recognizes those we have with BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC), BC Ambulance Service and BC Patient Transfer Network, Trauma Services BC, BC Trauma Registry, BC Women's Hospital, and our Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention," says Eliopoulos. (
  • Successful implementation of this project requires the government to show its involvement through its various health sectors and other organisations that promote prevention and treatment of cardiac-related diseases. (
  • Methods: Indicators were evaluated according to measurable inclusion criteria. (
  • 001). Eight evidence-based processes of diabetes care were then examined using the 2 bundling methods. (
  • The results of this study should inspire further discussion about the methods by which quality of care should be measured and reported. (
  • Methods and analysis Methodologically, to illuminate what constitutes quality in healthcare, it is necessary to go beyond single-site, case-based studies. (
  • Training programmes have been developed to teach health professionals and students formal quality improvement methods. (
  • Numerous medical researchers attest that most of the existing methods and activities that pertain to health promotion and early response to cardiovascular and arteriosclerosis diseases are based on evidence-based medical care. (
  • Evaluation report of the Regional Director on the implementation of strategies for health for All by the year 2000. (
  • Using Indicators tant to monitor complete implementation of model components. (
  • This resource provides a set of suggested indicators to assist with local implementation of the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard. (
  • Clinicians and health services can use the indicators to monitor implementation of the quality statements, and support improvements as needed. (
  • Since the implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems, multiple studies have evaluated the utility of these electronic tools and their benefits in terms of patients' health ( 4 ). (
  • The next step is to achieve wider implementation and to ensure that those who undertake the assessment method ensure linkages are made to planned investment in organisational development and quality improvement. (
  • The recent health care discussion in the media has centered around the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, now no longer a lengthy, inert document but rather a living, breathing manifestation of what should be a collective, unambiguous vision for the delivery of care in the United States. (
  • Usability evaluation and implementation of a health information technology dashboard of evidence-based quality indicators. (
  • This framework is designed to help behavioral health clinics develop a locally tailored and site-specific action plan, prioritize their actions, and identify resources for implementation, and leave with practical … Show your support with the "Kids First" specialty license plate. (
  • CDC is evaluating Ebola vaccine implementation indicators to understand the quality of the current vaccination strategy and training local staff how to analyze and interpret these data. (
  • CDC has provided technical support to the DRC Ministry of Health (MOH) and WHO in training of Ebola vaccination teams, vaccination microplanning, community sensitization and mobilization, and monitoring ofvaccination implementation plans in Uganda, Rwanda, and South Sudan. (
  • After almost three decades of the institutionalization process of the Unified Health System (UHS), it is observed that its deployment and implementation has improved mainly concerning decentralization and municipalization of health service actions. (
  • Their results show that Taiwan's implementation of the P4P program for diabetic care yielded positive results in terms of net value, defined as the value of life years gained minus the cost of care. (
  • The undertaking force is a group of impartial overall health industry experts, backed by the federal government, who volunteer their time to assessment scientific proof on a variety of clinical screenings and interventions. (
  • This paper helps policymakers identify and adapt interventions that increase vaccine confidence and tailor public health services communications accordingly. (
  • Effects were likely due to a carefully designed, context-specific package of maternal nutrition interventions, the high quality and coverage of programme delivery and strong stakeholder engagement. (
  • This involved inclusion of maternal nutrition interventions in national strategies and programme guidelines, the development of national capacity building materials and supervision tools, the development of health service delivery standard operation procedures and counselling tools and integration with health information systems and social protection programming. (
  • Page 2 of 10 interventions, and health care management and indicates the need to increase the evidence base on the epidemiology of multiple chronic conditions (4,5). (
  • International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI). (
  • ICHI covers all parts of the health system and contains a wide range of interventions not found in national classifications. (
  • Uses include comparing rates of interventions across countries, waiting times, and variations in response to specific health conditions (clinical pathways). (
  • A comprehensive international classification of health interventions provides a sound base for comparisons, whether the international classification is used directly for collecting data, as a base for developing national classifications, or as a common structure to which codes in national classifications can be mapped for compiling international data. (
  • Standards for quality HIV care : a tool for quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation / [report of a WHO Consultation Meeting on the Accreditation of Health Service Facilities for HIV Care, 10-11 May, 2004, Geneva, Switzerland]. (
  • There is a need for quality improvement in the clinical evaluation and treatment of patients with asthma and COPD. (
  • It also may be helpful for program improvement purposes to choose one or more indicators related to policy, systems, or environmental changes for Health Care Providers as well. (
  • We created a logic model (Figure) that guides our work and demonstrates the principal activities of 1) producing county health rankings in all 50 states, 2) examining partnerships and organizational models to increase involvement and accountability for population health improvement, and 3) developing incentive models to encourage and reward communities that implement evidence-based programs and policies that improve population health. (
  • Several other components of our project, based in part on a proposed "pay-for-population-health" performance system advanced in 2006 (3), are aimed at understanding how we might best support population health improvement at the community level. (
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005--HHS guidance regarding patient safety work product and providers' external obligations. (
  • Yet there has been very little effort so far to help primary care organisations achieve higher levels of team performance and to help them identify and prioritise areas where quality improvement efforts should be concentrated. (
  • The evaluation of the assessment process was uniformly positive with the view that the approach efficiently enables the identification of priorities for organisational development and quality improvement at the same time as motivating change by virtue of the group dynamics. (
  • Through our focus and continuous improvement efforts, Munson Healthcare keeps both staff and patients safe. (
  • Instead of a single person bringing the message of change, it's a nonprofit think tank, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (
  • To understand the contribution of formal for-profit private health-care sector in delivering RMNCAH services and explore best practices for improvement. (
  • Setting The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database, United Kingdom. (
  • It should also support campaigns that advocate for cessation of tobacco smoking and improvement of health through physical training. (
  • In this context, Oral Health was inserted in the Family Health Strategy, advocating a participative dental model role in the Health Unit, in the Family and also in the Community, allowing the population better oral health access, as well as quality improvement in the services offered 4 . (
  • These encouraging findings of the positive value of quality improvement net of expenditures adds evidence to the literature that has found mixed results of P4P programs. (
  • National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. (
  • ABSTRACT This study investigated the relationship between nurses' and physicians' perceptions of the organizational health of a hospital and the quality of patient care. (
  • These resources can be used to promote and explain what the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard means to health services, clinicians, patients and their carers. (
  • Outcome measures included diabetes process-of-care measures (test ordering, retinal examination, medication prescribing and completion of billing items specific to diabetes management), colorectal and cervical cancer screening measures and use of health care services (emergency department visits, hospital admission for ambulatory-care-sensitive conditions and rates of readmission to hospital). (
  • There were no significant differences in any of the measures of use of health care services. (
  • With the recent increased focus on physician performance by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and by other payers, ambulatory measures of quality in diabetes care have been developed. (
  • The increased adoption of POCT devices is greatly influenced by the need to make healthcare more patient-centered by organizing healthcare services around the patient than the provider. (
  • The second set focused on Behavioral Health services. (
  • This third set focuses on Long Term Care services. (
  • Data is provided on Medicaid utilization of Long Term Care services by provider. (
  • Institutional and non-institutional long term care services are listed separately. (
  • Non-institutional services are further separated into Personal Care Services and Home Health and other home care services. (
  • Payment for healthcare services in the USA has shifted from fee for service to compensation based on value and quality. (
  • States braced for increased enrollment while responding to public health measures and limiting in-person health care services to prevent COVID-19 transmission. (
  • Nationally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimated that total health care costs-the costs borne by federal and state governments reimbursing providers for delivering health care services to Medicaid enrollees-would be 17 % higher among new Medicaid expansion-eligible enrollees compared to those who enrolled prior to Medicaid expansion [ 11 ]. (
  • Health services research and value-based care that addresses disaster-related injury and illness for chronic disease. (
  • NOTE: Health services research examines how people get access to health care, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care. (
  • The National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH), funded and directed by the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), is designed to provide annual national and state-level information on the health and well-being of children ages 0-17 years in the United States. (
  • The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) tracks dozens of core metrics related to both quality and process, both inpatients and outpatients. (
  • According to Bowling (2014), maintenance of functional standards in health care and social care sector have led to attraction of more service users as relatives and family members of service users can be satisfied regarding provision of quality services in care homes. (
  • If health care services are providing them with services that are not up to the mark then it is the service users, who are getting affected the most (Munn-Giddings and Winter, 2013). (
  • In the context of Russell house care home, many service users have reported high care standards and many have reported that the services are not that up[ to date. (
  • The objective of this study was to use the US Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Framework on multiple chronic conditions as a basis to examine the prevalence of multiple chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries. (
  • Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions are the heaviest users of health care services, including such high-cost services as hospitalizations and emergency department visits, which translates into increased Medicare spending. (
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Initiative on multiple chronic conditions calls for the need to enhance the understanding of chronic condition comorbidities. (
  • Despite the higher cost of care in the private sector, limited training of providers, ill-defined service delivery packages, and lack of continuity-of-care and team-based approaches, the private sector remains the predominant sector providing RMNCAH services in the EMR. (
  • Partnering with the private sector has huge untapped potential that should be harnessed by national govern- ments for expanding RMNCAH services and progressing towards Universal Health Coverage. (
  • Residential aged care services should report to the Commonwealth on COVID-19 outbreaks or exposures through this portal. (
  • This fact sheet tells you about the different health services for adults. (
  • The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America's health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. (
  • Job Summary:The Associate VP Health Services is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeingthe administrative, business and clinical operation of our behavioral health program. (
  • Biggest provider of eye care services to Pentagon employees! (
  • IMSEAR is the collaborative product of Health Literature, Library and Information Services (HELLIS) Network Member Libraries in the WHO South-East Asia Region. (
  • Vancouver, BC - The Regional Trauma Program - which includes trauma centres in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Providence Health Care (PHC), and Provincial Health Services Agency (PHSA) - is the first in Canada to ever be awarded 'Distinction in Trauma Services' by Accreditation Canada. (
  • This distinction award from Accreditation Canada recognizes the leadership, commitment, dedication, excellence and passion of our regional health care physicians and nurses and many other staff who work tirelessly to provide trauma services," says Vivian Eliopoulos, Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Acute. (
  • Accreditation Canada's recognition of Distinction in Trauma Services is validation that our trauma services have been, and continue to be, the best care for children, adults and their families. (
  • This accomplishment validates the significant work that has been done by many to develop an integrated trauma system for the province," notes Catherine Jones, Executive Director of Trauma Services BC, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority that provides oversight and coordination of provincial trauma services. (
  • Our agency has an outstanding reputation for delivering quality, needed services in a timely, effective manner. (
  • The agency´s residential programs are licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the New York State Office of Mental Health. (
  • Mental Health stigma tends to result in patients accessing services late rather than accessing preventive or early treatment. (
  • This study used sample cohort data provided by the National Health Insurance Service focusing on the use of hospital services, direct medical expenses, length of stay, and re-entry rate according to health-risk behaviors. (
  • The programme includes health and social care and results in a reduced need for more costly acute services. (
  • Ridgewood, NJ/New York, NY, May 31, 2022 - Valley Health System is pleased to announce a clinical collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System to offer an expanded roster of children's services in northern New Jersey. (
  • This partnership will offer local access to specialty pediatric providers affiliated with Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital, and support the development of new children's health programs and services at Valley. (
  • We are proud to partner with Valley Health System to offer specialty children's services in this region," said Margaret Pastuszko, MBA, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mount Sinai Health System. (
  • Against the backdrop of recent events, it is much easier to appreciate the importance of being able to bring to bear cutting edge medical research along with outstanding clinical care to our region's children and families," said Fernando Ferrer, MD, Chief Operating Officer, The Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital, Vice Chair of Hospital Operations, Department of Pediatrics, and Health Network Medical Director for Pediatric Services at Mount Sinai Health System. (
  • In 2016, Mount Sinai and Valley announced Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care to provide enhanced inpatient and outpatient cancer services by offering access to an expanded roster of clinical trials and Mount Sinai's nationally renowned experts in the field of cancer care, and the development of new programs and services. (
  • TELCOR is the proven leader of health care software solutions for revenue cycle management (RCM) software and services designed specifically for laboratories. (
  • b Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Suva, Fiji. (
  • The aim of this study was to conduct a situational diagnosis related to the organization of oral health services in 40 municipalities of São Paulo State, Brazil. (
  • Swasthya: With nearly 1/3rd of India's urban population estimated to live in slums, the key challenges for our healthcare in India are access to quality services at free of cost. (
  • The aim of Jan Vikas Mission Trust is to develop a model of Wellness and Preventive Healthcare integrated with the Healthcare Services and Health Financing Networks by providing them any type of Free Health service, Health Insurance & free Medicines also. (
  • Centre for Health Economics. (
  • The point to note is that a village may or may not have a primary healthcare centre but towns and districts are much better equipped with healthcare facilities for specialized treatment of NCDs. (
  • The empirical projects selected for inclusion in this longitudinal research programme have been approved by the Norwegian Centre for Research Data or the Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research Ethics. (
  • Trauma Centre Standards (Level V) - Bella Coola General Hospital, Pemberton Health Care Centre, Powell River General Hospital, R.W. Large Memorial Hospital, Sechelt Hospital, Squamish General Hospital, Whistler Health Care Centre. (
  • East Mediterr Health J. 2022;28(9):638-648. (
  • To study the clinical evaluation and treatment of patients with asthma and COPD in primary care in Sweden, with a focus on adherence to recommended guidelines and quality indicators. (
  • Background and objectives The Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality patient safety indicators track adverse safety events in hospitalized patients but overlook safety incidents specific to CKD. (
  • Results The CKD patient safety indicators were generally more common than the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality patient safety indicators in all groups, tended to occur in different patients than those patients who experienced Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality patient safety indicators, and were more common in the CKD group than the non-CKD group, except for hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, and hyponatremia. (
  • The adjusted composite CKD patient safety indicators rate (per 1000 patient-hospitalizations) was 398.0 (95% confidence interval, 391.2 to 405.0) for patients in the CKD group and 250.0 (95% confidence interval, 247.4 to 252.7) for patients in the non-CKD group. (
  • Conclusion The candidate CKD patient safety indicators that occur in hospitalized patients are distinct from the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality patient safety indicators and tend to be more common in CKD than non-CKD patients. (
  • In the same population, we also compared the frequency of the candidate CKD PSIs with previously determined AHRQ PSIs to show the preponderance of disease-specific versus general indicators and how the latter fail to identify patients at risk for CKD-pertinent adverse safety events. (
  • Parmi les déterminants de la santé hospitalière dans la version modifiée du Quality Work Competence questionnaire (12 domaines), le travail d'équipe était le déterminant ayant le score le plus élevé [pourcentage moyen 70,5 (ET 11,8)], mais n'était fortement corrélé à aucun des facteurs prédictifs de la qualité des soins aux patients. (
  • Il existait une corrélation fortement positive entre la perception qu'ont les participants des scores moyens globaux exprimés en pourcentage pour les déterminants de la santé organisationnelle et les facteurs prédictifs de la qualité des soins aux patients (r = 0,26). (
  • Given these issues, optimising physician wellbeing-including attempts to better understand work intensity and fatigue-demand the attention of employers and policymakers as recently highlighted in the GMC report "Caring for Doctors, Caring for Patients. (
  • Treatment in patients living with type 2 diabetes requires multicomponent and patient-focused medical care. (
  • However, barriers, including costs, inadequate care, lack of access to the health care system, and difficulty obtaining complete medical records, pose challenges in the management of these patients ( 1 , 2 ). (
  • Furthermore, health technologies can offer patients more access to their own health status and records ( 3 , 4 ). (
  • The control group consisted of Family Health Team physicians with at least 100 assigned patients during the study follow-up period (November 2009-February 2013). (
  • The first used the frequency of indicated care delivered (indicator-level bundle), and the second used the frequency of patients' receiving all indicated care (patient-level bundle). (
  • 11 One proposed method of improving diabetes care is to create incentives for physicians to better manage patients. (
  • The financial incentives of the US primary care health system are based on the number of patients seen (quantity of care), not on quality of care. (
  • With the data in these workbooks, the user can identify the major providers who care for Medicaid members in that region - no matter which county in the region their patients come from. (
  • Clinical nurses in charge of patient care for 24 hours have the highest risk of becoming infected with pathogens and spreading pathogens to other patients. (
  • The indicators used for payments are a variety of clinical measures, including administration of vaccines to patients. (
  • Although there has been some resistance to mandatory vaccinations for HCP, the standards and requirements have resulted in improved rates in health systems, which ultimately improve efficiency and protects patients. (
  • Safe patients first need safe employees to care for them. (
  • In an earlier post , I presented some data on which kind of physicians in the United States are most and least likely to see new patients who receive Medicaid, the state/federal program to pay healthcare costs for low income people. (
  • Intensive care unit admission of cancer patients is an extremely controversial and delicate issue, blancing concerns about inappropriate use of limited resources against deprivation of critical medical care. (
  • Whereas postoperative patients commonly find themselves in the PACU and the intensive care unit (ICU), these areas are intensively monitored as a rule. (
  • Surprisingly, about half of all adverse cardiac and respiratory events in hospitalized patients occur on the general care ward. (
  • This descriptive study aimed to investigate the social-demographic and epidemiological profile of patients and human resource indicators in a neuropsychiatric hospital located in southeastern Brazil. (
  • We help you see more patients at lower costs, while improving overall health. (
  • Helping dental and orthodontics professionals improve their patients' oral health. (
  • Under the Maltese Presidency, the Health Ministers agreed that it was time to evaluate access to treatment for patients with chronic pain, while recognising the need to maintain the balance between innovation, availability, accessibility and affordability. (
  • On an Affordable Approach towards the Diagnosis and Care for Prostate Cancer Patients Using Urine, FTIR and Prediction Machines. (
  • Introduction : Depuis le début de la pandémie du COVID-19, les pays ont été confrontés au défi de prendre en charge les malades de la pandémie et en même temps de préserver la continuité des soins pour les autres patients, l'objectif de notre étude est d'évaluer l'impact de la pandémie COVID-19 sur le profil de la morbi-mortalité hospitalière. (
  • Assessing patients' expectations and perceptions of health service delivery is challenging. (
  • The SERVQUAL approach and IPA might provide useful information regarding the feedback by patients and their families for ICU service quality. (
  • However, assessing the patients' expectations and perceptions of health service delivery remains challenging. (
  • In the past decades, satisfaction surveys have been commonly conducted by healthcare systems to understand the quality from the viewpoint of the patients and visitors, allowing the provider to understand the association between medical service quality and patient satisfaction [ 9 ]. (
  • The clinical and care settings of intensive care units (ICUs) are characterized by the increased severity of the patients' illness and the marked abundance of care and treatment modalities, making it difficult for the patients and their family members to provide their opinions about the experience during the patients' stay. (
  • Quality of life (QOL) of HIV/AIDS patients is becoming an important component of overall assessment of health care and management in health care settings. (
  • My hope is that other facilities throughout Canada take notice of the work done by the Regional Trauma Program, and follow our lead in providing expert level care to all patients. (
  • The public health dimension concerns proper diagnosis and treatment of TB patients to decrease disease transmission within communities. (
  • Our shared mission to offer patients in northern New Jersey a higher level of specialty care from leading physician-scientists at Mount Sinai will have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our patients and their families. (
  • We report characteristics of patients with unanticipated death or opportunity for improved care and summarise the opportunities for improved care. (
  • Despite juggling greater requirements from health insurers along with heightened pressures from patients for better customer service, this year's MAP Award winners continue to improve in every category. (
  • Texas-based CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler, Texas, surveys patients on the front end at registration on staff courtesy, wait times, and other factors. (
  • On the back end, the health system uses call codes to categorize reasons patients call in so revenue cycle staff can address any failures in the process. (
  • To address this uncertainty, a new study , published in The European Journal of Healthcare Economics , assesses the effectiveness, in monetary terms, of a P4P program for patients with diabetes at a hospital system in Taiwan. (
  • Tom Davis, manager of business intelligence at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, has discovered a unique way to use big data to better treat young patients. (
  • Specifically, Davis and his colleagues wanted to know how neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients were enduring testing for retinopathy, an eye condition that can lead to partial vision loss or blindness if left untreated. (
  • But big data, however it may be regulated, seems to have a bright future in the healthcare industry and will continue to help providers efficiently treat and monitor patients. (
  • This report describes a project undertaken by an international collaborative group that aims to develop a common framework of measures that will allow for international comparisons of mental health system performance. (
  • The social impact of applied health research : towards a quality assessment system / Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. (
  • After the Institute of Medicine released its sentinel report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System , the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in conjunction with its Federal partners and non-Federal stakeholders and at the direction of Congress, started the process of building the foundation to better understand patient safety challenges and how effective solutions could be rapidly implemented. (
  • Patient safety was a fairly new field when the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) sentinel report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System , captured the Nation's attention in late 1999. (
  • The IOM noted that many of the errors in health care result from a culture and system that is fragmented, and that improving health care needs to be a team sport. (
  • they resulted from inherent shortcomings in the health care system. (
  • Today, while progress has been made, it has not spread evenly throughout the Nation's health care system. (
  • Health at a Glance compares key indicators for population health and health system performance across OECD members, candidate and partner countries. (
  • We compared the completeness of data captured by physicians in a diabetes outpatient clinic using a general electronic health record system versus one that was specifically geared to diabetes. (
  • Use of a diabetes-oriented data system was found to allow for greater capture of crucial variables required for diabetes care than a general electronic record and was well accepted by health care providers. (
  • Performance measurement is a system that can be used to provide incentives for care. (
  • 2. Test an air quality filtration system at a large-scale livestock production operation and complete laboratory performance testing of disinfection system. (
  • Developing and Testing the Health Care Safety Hotline: A Prototype Consumer Reporting System for Patient Safety Events. (
  • 4-8 These data are routinely collected and are generated from interactions with the health care system, including receiving a diagnosis, undergoing a procedure, or receiving prescription medication. (
  • Some of these molecular pathology tests do not have their own Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes and are instead billed using unlisted codes. (
  • While I was searching for a good article I came across a really interesting one that approaches England's health care system and how it could be racist. (
  • As we can see from the first example the article is giving us, there is a problem towards black people in England's mental health care system. (
  • Mandatory vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP) in the health system has been a growing trend in the USA. (
  • This review describes considerations for implementing a successful vaccination program in a health system and provides examples of specific strategies. (
  • Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is on the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey and the surrounding region. (
  • That's why Munson Healthcare launched a system-wide, integrated Foundation for Safety Culture training for all staff. (
  • This lack of progress has led to the conclusion that existing approaches to research are not able to address the inherent complexity of healthcare systems as characterised by a significant degree of performance variability within and across system levels, and what makes them resilient. (
  • Providers in all parts of the health care system recognize that troublesome social conditions drive much of their work and costs. (
  • The increase in chronic health conditions among Medicare beneficiaries has implications for the Medicare system. (
  • Charity Navigatorâ s Encompass Rating System evolves on a quarterly basis as we add new measures and indicators, which we call Beacons. (
  • There are a number of approaches for promoting evidence use at different levels of the health system, but knowledge of their effectiveness is still scarce. (
  • Health care is labour intensive, regardless of the nature of the health system, its structural characteristics, levels and sources of funding, or political underpinnings. (
  • These countries lack the basic infrastructure to collect information on what is being done at the various levels of their health systems, with consequent adverse impacts on planning, quality and resource allocation, essential to health system development and improved health. (
  • In 2014, the Western New York Community Needs Assessment was jointly conducted and led by the two Performing Provider Systems, Catholic Medical Partners/Catholic Health System and Millennium Collaborative Care. (
  • Valley and Mount Sinai share a dedication to providing outstanding patient care," said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System. (
  • Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. (
  • CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System: Mine patient comments for gold. (
  • The patient experience is very important to us, and we don't want the revenue cycle to be the weak link in our healthcare delivery model," says Drew von Eschenbach, vice president of revenue cycle at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. (
  • Revenue cycle leaders at the health system use a survey analysis program that sorts positive and negative comments from their patient satisfaction surveys for team review. (
  • Geisinger Health System: Train staff to be better listeners. (
  • The patient experience team at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa. (
  • Additionally, the PEDSnet learning health system, a national network focused on improving the quality of institutions through clinical trials and research, has been instrumental in efficiently utilizing big data in the 21st century. (
  • During 2021-2023, NEHA will feature a three-part series that highlights collaboration and partnerships with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and redevelopment stakeholders to promote environmental health and land reuse as environmental and public health practices. (
  • Compliance with procedures as recommended by national guidelines was used for quality assessment. (
  • Six sigma has been widely used as a quality assessment process in many settings for over thirty years. (
  • EHR systems have led to care improvements in critical clinical domains and promote adherence to recommendations for optimum diabetes management of diabetes, for which the regular assessment of blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipid levels, as well as provision of appropriate foot and eye care, are essential ( 5 - 7 ). (
  • This can in turn influence the assessment of provider performance and opportunity gaps in diabetes care delivery. (
  • Health Care Facility Design Safety Risk Assessment Toolkit. (
  • Results This work has demonstrated the feasibility of developing an organisational assessment tool for primary care organisations that is sufficiently generic to cross international borders and is applicable across a diverse range of health settings, from state-organised systems to insurer-based health economies. (
  • Conclusions We are not aware of any other organisational assessment method for primary care which has been 'born international,' and that has involved attention to theory, dimension selection and item refinement. (
  • He became a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) with Distinction in 1991, achieved his MSc in Health Service Research & Technology Assessment in 1999 from the University of Sheffield, and completed his Doctorate in 2006. (
  • Effect of adding systematic family history enquiry to cardiovascular disease risk assessment in Primary Care: Qureshi N, Armstrong S, Dhiman P, Saukko P, Middlemass J, Evans PH, Kai J, for the ADDFAM (Added Value of Family History in CVD RIsk Assessment) Study Group. (
  • This space includes a Clinical Skills and Assessment Lab, movement lab and home health labs, frequently used by students and faculty in our nursing occupational therapy, occupational therapy assistant, and physical therapy programs. (
  • IMSEAR at SEARO: Assessment of Quality of Life among HIV Positive People Attending Tertiary Hospital of Delhi, India. (
  • Marashi T, Garg S, Gupta V K, Singh M M, Sinha Pragya, Dewan R, Ingle G K, Jiloha R C. Assessment of Quality of Life among HIV Positive People Attending Tertiary Hospital of Delhi, India. (
  • Many indicators need to be part of an organization's assessment process. (
  • All visits at health care centres in Skaraborg, Sweden, are documented in computerized medical records constituting the Skaraborg Primary Care Database (SPCD). (
  • Diabetes process-of-care measures improved more in the intervention group than in the control group: hemoglobin A1c testing 4.3% (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.2-7.5) more, retinal examination 2.5% (95% CI 0.8-4.4) more and preventive care visits 8.9% (95% CI 2.9-14.9) more. (
  • We observed new enrollees for 60-days after enrollment to identify emergency department (ED) visits, nonemergent ED visits, primary care visits, potentially-avoidable hospitalizations, dental visits, and health care costs. (
  • However, health care costs among newly eligible and enrolled adults were actually 21 % lower than that of previously eligible enrollees ($228 vs. $180 per member-month), including significantly lower costs for both office-based and ED visits [ 12 ]. (
  • This indicator estimates the number and rate of emergency department visits for heat stress. (
  • Strum analyzed the effects of obesity, smoking, and high-risk drinking on health service utilization and health status [ 7 ], and explored the effects of smoking, drinking, and obesity on the frequency of medical visits for primary care [ 8 ]. (
  • Financial incentives were used to encourage continuity of care with metrics such as new patient enrollment, follow-up visits, and annual reports, each tied to a specific monetary value. (
  • Prescribing of ICS reached quality target, still every second patient made an acute visit during follow-up. (
  • Telediagnosis for Acute Care: Implications for the Quality and Safety of Diagnosis. (
  • CONCLUSIONS: Target: stroke quality initiative was associated with faster thrombolytic treatment times for acute ischemic stroke and modestly lower 1-year all-cause and cardiovascular readmissions. (
  • Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). (
  • The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) is a family of databases and related software tools and products developed through a federal-state-industry partnership. (
  • The behavioral health workbooks (below) are presented for each region to provide different vantage points on behavioral health utilization. (
  • This Statistical Brief presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) on hospital stays for obesity among children ages 1 to 17 years in 2000 and 2009. (
  • The study coauthors, including APARC's Asia Health Policy Program Director and FSI Senior Fellow Karen Eggleston , employed new patient-level data on clinical indicators, utilization, and expenditures, combined with data from the national death registry, to better understand the costs and benefits of the P4P program. (
  • Reduction of medical errors is an important objective in health care, and various classifications have been developed to identify preventable hospital-based adverse safety events. (
  • We used a RAND-modified Delphi process to select QIs that were regarded as both important and feasible measures of quality radiotherapy care. (
  • One important factor in improving the health status of the population is the availability of well-qualified personnel in health facilities. (
  • This is an important link in Togo's national goal to enhance universal health coverage, which is supported by the World Bank. (
  • An important issue is whether higher vulnerability of women to NCDs manifests in greater access to good quality healthcare. (
  • Hence, SPs are the simplest and most important way to reduce the risk of microbial transmission in healthcare settings. (
  • Find doctors, learn about your health, and track important health indicators all in one app! (
  • Medical personnel working in intensive care often face difficult ethical dilemmas, which may represent important sources of distress and may lead to a diminished self-perceived quality of care and burnout. (
  • Objective: Job satisfaction is considered to be one of the most important indicators of quality of health care and quality of work life for health professionals. (
  • It has been observed that quality management in Health care and sector have become very important in order to provide optimum care standards to service users. (
  • Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. (
  • Two important indicators of diabetes control are levels of glycated hemoglobin and blood glucose. (
  • We analyzed the quality gaps between the surveys and applied important-performance analysis (IPA). (
  • As service quality has become an important corporate strategy for healthcare organizations [ 6 ], measuring perception may be an important approach [ 13 ], and understanding the gap between expectation and perception may provide additional insight into the background of traditional satisfaction surveys. (
  • Poverty status is perhaps the most important indicator of health care need. (
  • In this sense, one of the most important is the one that indicates the current stage of corporate financial health. (
  • Cash flow is perhaps one of the most important indicators for the financial management of a business. (
  • Objectives: Proposition of a managing tool to monitor the quality of assistance in day centers for seniors, using Donabedian model of evaluation. (
  • Validity of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Hospital-acquired Conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (
  • In addition to providing parenting-related resources at ECE centers, it is also beneficial to develop full-service family resource centers that cater to the general needs of low-income Latino adults, including housing, job training, transportation, food assistance, and health insurance. (
  • Medical laboratory errors lead to delayed or missed diagnosis, incorrect patient treatment, unnecessary tests, longer stays and inflated clinical care cost. (
  • Design, setting, participants, & measurements Using a national Veterans Health Administration database of hospitalized veterans from fiscal year 2005, 247,160 hospitalized veterans with prehospitalization measures of renal function were retrospectively examined for proposed CKD patient safety indicators versus Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality patient safety indicators using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision diagnosis codes. (
  • From common cold to specialized illness diagnosis, we have the resources, technology and experience to care for your child. (
  • We used the California Patient Discharge Data Set, an administrative database developed by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, to review hospitalization data for 2000-2011 ( 19 ). (
  • Analysis is based on the latest comparable data across 80 indicators, with data coming from official national statistics, unless otherwise stated. (
  • Cookies used to track the effectiveness of CDC public health campaigns through clickthrough data. (
  • Data were collected using 2 self-report questionnaires from 75 nurses and 49 physicians working in 4 intensive care units in a university-affiliated hospital in Saudi Arabia. (
  • Health care administrative data are commonly utilized in pharmacoepidemiologic studies. (
  • To inform future research, a synthesis of how fractures are defined in observational studies using health care administrative claims data is needed. (
  • We will include observational studies from the United States and Canada that consider the impact of osteoporosis pharmacotherapies on fracture risk and leverage health care administrative data. (
  • 10 The availability of a high volume of health care administrative data has improved the ability to examine real-world drug safety and effectiveness. (
  • Diagnostic testing and laboratory companies have come together to support public health responses to the pandemic, open data for testing, and create new transformative diagnostic technologies. (
  • Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), are administrative data-based indicators that identify potential in-hospital patient safety events. (
  • The paper shows how differences in data sources might affect comparisons of event rates across health care systems. (
  • Finally, the study provides data-driven communication recommendations to public health service organizations. (
  • Also, be sure to have a look at our new and improved health trackers as we continue to eliminate manual data entry. (
  • To ensure affected communities are supported as conditions change, BCPH is developing a range of data collection, guidelines, recommendations, resource referrals, and public communications as well as real-time alert platforms in the coming weeks to keep residents informed in relation to air quality, water quality, and soil among other environmental health concerns. (
  • The AIHW releases reports, data tables and other key resources that draw on national major health and welfare data collections, including our own data collections . (
  • This indicator provides census tract, county, and state level data on the percent of land covered by water, percent of land covered by forest, and percent of developed imperviousness. (
  • This indicator provides census tract, county, and state level data on the percent of land used for agriculture and percent of developed land use. (
  • This indicator uses SPEI data to show the number of months of mild or worse drought per year and the maximum number of consecutive months of mild or worse drought. (
  • This indicator shows modeled county-level data to look at projections of extreme daytime and nighttime temperatures to better understand how our climate is changing. (
  • These data can be used to identify changes in extreme heat over time and focus preparedness plans to lessen the health effects of extreme heat. (
  • This indicator allows you to look at temperature, heat index, and number of days to define extremely hot days and extreme heat events using modeled data by county and census tract during May-September of each year. (
  • This indicator is based on data from death certificates to evaluate deaths that have identified heat as an underlying or contributing cause. (
  • These data are supplied by health departments funded by the CDC Tracking Program. (
  • This weekly report provides a snapshot of data on the impact of COVID-19 in residential aged care facilities nationally. (
  • From real-world electronic health record data to real-world results using artificial intelligence. (
  • Evidence-based approaches such as screening instil elements of community engagement, systematic use of data and information, prudent decision-making, and application of programme frameworks in delivery of healthcare. (
  • and prediction models using health records data may perpetuate these disparities by presuming that past healthcare patterns accurately reflect actual needs," Coley said. (
  • The models considered prespecified interactions between predictors, including prior diagnoses, suicide attempts, and PHQ-9 [Patient Health Questionnaire-9] responses, and race and ethnicity data. (
  • The national provider of information, data and IT systems for health and social care. (
  • With full access to data, labs have complete visibility of their data and can track key performance indicators. (
  • Raj Srivastava, M.D., M.P.H., the assistant VP of research, says the hospital uses big data as a core indicator for many of their treatments. (
  • These take multiple forms: female foeticide, widespread morbidity and denial of access to good quality healthcare until a critical condition develops. (
  • The purpose of this study was to gain insight into mobile mental health apps available in China as of December 2018. (
  • During the informal EU Health Ministers meeting in 2014, the Italian Presidency placed pain therapy and palliative care at the top of their agenda. (
  • The 28 EU health ministers pledged to further promote the use of palliative care and pain therapy in the EU member states. (
  • Conclusions: No single program contained indicators in all domains, highlighting the need for a comprehensive, shared scheme for international measurement. (
  • Conclusions Good quality of care for hypertension was stable or improving before pay for performance was introduced. (
  • After three rounds of voting, the panel approved a comprehensive set of 17 QIs, with most assessing a process of care (n = 16, 94.1%) and the remaining assessing a health outcome. (
  • Most associations were for the Cancer outcome group, followed by the Wellbeing and Quality of Life group. (
  • This study included 163 clinical nurses who were directly involved in patient care to examine the adherence to SPs. (
  • Our superior nursing staff is a benchmark and a clear indicator of quality care and adherence to best pediatric practices. (
  • At the direction of Congress, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in conjunction with its Federal partners and non-Federal stakeholders, started the process of building the foundation to better understand patient safety challenges and how effective solutions could be rapidly implemented. (
  • Resilience in Healthcare (RiH) adopts an approach comprising a comprehensive research programme that models the capacity of healthcare systems and stakeholders to adapt to changes, variations and/or disruptions: that is, resilience. (
  • Instead, there is a need to engage in multi-site, cross-national studies and engage in long-term multidisciplinary collaboration between national and international researchers interacting with multiple healthcare stakeholders. (
  • The guidance provided is evidence-based and covers selected topics related to induction of labour that were regarded as critical priority questions by an international, multidisciplinary group of health-care workers, consumers and other stakeholders. (
  • According to Aveyard (2014), stakeholders in a health care and social care sector are both the service providers and service users. (
  • Hence, in a very similar manner, Russell house care home conducts quality audits and inspections in order to justify quality perspectives of its stakeholders. (
  • All stakeholders in health and social care have similar perspective regarding maintenance of quality (Baker et al. (
  • 2016), service users are considered to be the main stakeholders in health and social acre. (
  • Moreover, there is a clear fragmentation in the actors' performing health activities in the country: different studies recognized the need to harmonize the actions of the different stakeholders on the ground. (
  • 3.3 Establishing and running a high level multi sector committee composed by external stakeholders: international organisation representatives working in Libya in the Health sector, public authorities, EU experts in the field of health as well as political sciences, social sciences, EU institutions representatives, i.e. (
  • The development of the Clinician & Group Survey has been informed by a variety of key stakeholders, including accrediting bodies, major provider and health plan associations, purchasers, and consumer representatives. (
  • ValueConnected is the #1 hands-on partner for medical technology and digital healthcare companies that must demonstrate their products' value to stakeholders. (
  • 4. Disseminate practical tools to farmers, their advocates, and health care providers to improve awareness and adoption of best practices in safety and health. (
  • Introduction Well-organised practices deliver higher-quality care. (
  • The WP2 aims to design a detailed curriculum based on an accurate selection of contents and practices to be adopted and implemented by the Postgraduate Training Schools (PGTS) in Health Management. (
  • Working in collaboration with the Pacific Business Group on Health, the CAHPS team developed a preliminary instrument known as the CAHPS Group Practices Survey (G-CAHPS). (
  • Finally, in addition to ensuring proper education and access to resources within Latino communities, there must be a shift in health care practices. (
  • Coley and her team "wanted to make sure that any suicide prediction model we implemented in clinical care reduced health disparities rather than exacerbated them. (
  • The medical home manual developed by the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) is available on the CAHMI website . (
  • Through this joint initiative, our organizations further extend our strong commitment to make this type of highly specialized pediatric care easily accessible and close to home. (
  • To assist hospitals in providing faster thrombolytic treatment, the American Heart Association launched target: stroke quality initiative in January 2010 which disseminated feasible strategies to shorten door-to-needle times for thrombolytic therapy. (
  • The prevalence ratio of CKD patient safety indicators to Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality patient safety indicators was 23.4 (95% confidence interval, 21.9 to 25.0). (
  • 3 Health care administrative databases are commonly used to measure fracture prevalence and to help determine osteoporosis drug effectiveness (eg, on femoral neck, radius/ulna, vertebral fractures) and safety (eg, atypical femoral fracture). (
  • Prevalence refers to the presence of a health-related condition (e.g. (
  • Prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as the coronary atherosclerosis and artery diseases has raised concern in public health institutions worldwide. (
  • Directed content analy- sis using Maxqda 2020 was performed, and information was triangulated according to a priori themes: governance, health information systems, financing, and service delivery related to RMNCAH. (
  • Maternal nutrition is a significant public health concern in Bangladesh that can lead to small-for-gestational age and pre-term newborns thus perpetuating the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition. (
  • lt;br />The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group has a long-standing collaboration with WHO on the development and updating of Cochrane reviews that inform WHO's guidelines on global maternal and perinatal health. (
  • Engagement of private healthcare sector in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health in selected Eastern Mediterranean countries. (
  • Method: The study was developed in two phases, where the first one was made up of six indicators, consisting of individual attention plan monitoring, elder`s functional capability evaluation, ergonomic and environmental adaptation, continuous education for the professionals, elder`s cognitive function evaluation and elder`s engagement in social cultural activities. (
  • Regular audits and evaluation helps in the process of maintenance of quality checks and quality control in health care and social care sector. (
  • The questionnaire asked IMSs to assess the quality of medical education and provide a self-evaluation of their Chinese language capability. (
  • It is concluded that municipalities present different moments in the structuring of the service and that managers should improve the access organization, the work process and service evaluation in order to consolidate the universality and comprehensiveness of health care. (
  • In its 2015 report, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) rated postoperative respiratory failure as the fourth most common patient safety event and the second most common if obstetric indicators were excluded. (
  • If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. (
  • Please note that the behavioral health workbooks are based off of PHIP regions, whereas the provider and member workbooks (above) are based of DOH regions. (
  • National Council for Behavioral Health is headquartered in WASHINGTON, DC, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. (
  • Do you work at National Council for Behavioral Health? (
  • The National Council has been working hard to represent our members' continued needs on the federal level, including by submitting a request to Congress for $38.5 billion to support behavioral health providers through the public health emergency and beyond. (
  • Together with our 3,326 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, … The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America's mental health and addictions treatment organizations. (
  • Behavioral health is a key issue in WNY, with a severe shortage of psychiatrists and psychologists as compared to the entire state of New York. (
  • Ministry of Health also plays a role in the production of certain cadres but there is a clear disconnection between the two institutions. (
  • Confirmed and probable cases of CZS were those that met the criteria established by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. (
  • He has worked as Registrar pediatrics in Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (
  • Design: Representatives from each country submitted reports of quality measurement initiatives in mental health. (
  • These findings highlight the importance of designing prepregnancy, antenatal, and peripartum care initiatives that are inclusive of immigrant and nonimmigrant women alike who are residing in low-income neighborhoods," write study author Jennifer A. Jairam, MSc, a PhD candidate in epidemiology in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and colleagues. (
  • She has over 20 years of experience working on large-scale global health and nutrition projects and has served on several technical advisory groups and steering committees for global nutrition initiatives. (
  • She has extensive experience working in health and nutrition-focused programmes in Bangladesh. (
  • The programme is also carried out to promote health programmes and educate people on the importance of implementing appropriate fitness procedures to preventing coronary infections. (
  • This necessitates development of well- organized TB control programmes responsive and adaptable to the reforming health sector. (
  • The Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) patient safety indicators (PSIs) ( 1 ) track patient safety events across hospitals, demographic groups, and disease populations ( 2 - 5 ). (
  • 15-17 Lindenauer et al 18 reported that hospitals that engaged in pay for performance achieved greater improvements in all composite measures of quality. (
  • To assess the quality of health care, we distinguish between two healthcare providers: public hospitals/doctors and private hospitals/doctors. (
  • How do hospitals build a culture of quality? (
  • COVID-19 vaccinations face a backdrop of widespread mistrust in their safety and effectiveness, specifically via social media platforms which constitute major barriers for the public health sector to manage COVID-19 (and future) pandemics. (
  • The Research-to-Care Logic Model is used by the WTC Health Program to evaluate the effectiveness of the WTC research program. (
  • The common position reached put forward the need to create a European network ensuring the training of professionals in the health sector and the exchange of information on the effectiveness of therapies for the most vulnerable population groups. (
  • The aim being to increase the effectiveness, accessibility, and resilience of health systems across the European Union, and to identify priority areas where cooperation between health systems may add value. (
  • Around 50% of women referred to secondary care for heavy menstrual bleeding experience severe or very severe pain, even when they do not have any uterine pathology 3 , and many women who seek medical help do so because of disabling pain. (
  • Despite the more frequent occurrence of AHRQ PSIs in CKD, these indicators disproportionately identify procedural and surgical errors in the general hospital population, while potentially overlooking adverse safety events common to the medical care of CKD ( 7 , 8 ). (
  • It would surely surprise few to learn that fatigue is associated with decreased productivity, increased medical error, and myriad long-term health effects. (
  • Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. (
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics specifies seven qualities essential to medical home care: accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective care. (
  • Ideally, medical home care is delivered within the context of a trusting and collaborative relationship between the child's family and a competent health professional who is familiar with the child and family and the child's health history. (
  • To qualify as having a Medical Home, children must meet the criteria for adequate care on the first three components: personal doctor or nurse, usual source for care, and family-centered care. (
  • Additionally, any children who needed referrals or care coordination must also meet criteria for those components in order to qualify as having a medical home. (
  • The target audience of these guidelines includes obstetricians, midwives, general medical practitioners, health-care managers and public health policy-makers. (
  • The information on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. (
  • It has been observed the various technologically advanced medical equipments provide great help in taking care of service providers. (
  • This instrument was developed and tested by the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at the University of Massachusetts Boston, which conducted this work under the aegis of Yale Medical School's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health with funding from The Commonwealth Fund. (
  • Like contact lenses for visual correction, cosmetic contact lenses are classified as medical devices, and can pose a risk of harm due to improper fit, use, or care. (
  • Overall, we received 209 valid responses, of which 76.1% were satisfied with the quality of medical education. (
  •, your online medical supply store, has thousands of medical products, including professional medical equipment, disposable medical supplies, fitness and therapy products, along with a full line of home healthcare products. (
  • Provision of premium medical facilities dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18. (
  • Expenditures for health insurance and medical expenses due to smoking, drinking, and obesity have steadily increased, and expenditures for health insurance and medical expenses due to smoking increased by 48.7% from 1.5120 trillion Korean won (KRW) in 2007 to 1.5633 trillion KRW in 2011. (
  • The take-home message of our study is this: You have to look," lead author Yates Coley, PhD, assistant investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle, told Medscape Medical News . (
  • Our dedicated team of educators, medical experts, certified programmers, and digital renaissance innovators are committed to creating high-quality custom creations that bring your company's vision to life. (
  • To Provide Geriatric care and medical facilities for Elderly. (
  • We assessed the impact of this program on diabetes management, colorectal and cervical cancer screening and access to health care. (
  • In this study, providers were more likely to achieve processes-ofcare goals when diabetes care was bundled at the indicator level than at the patient level. (
  • Standardization of summary reporting of diabetes care should be developed to enhance consistent interpretation of performance. (
  • The quality of diabetes care in the United States falls short of national standards, and performance measurement is intended to improve quality of care. (
  • Diabetes mellitus, a disease that 1 million Americans are newly diagnosed as having each year, is frequently encountered by primary care physicians. (
  • 1 It is estimated that the care of persons with diabetes in the United States costs $174 billion annually. (
  • 1,2 Evidence-based ambulatory guidelines have been developed for diabetes care, including management of glucose level, 3 lipid levels, 3,4 and blood pressure. (
  • Despite high-quality studies 6,7 supporting the benefit of multimodal intensive diabetes management, care has fallen short by all measures. (
  • In this article, we discuss strategies that people with diabetes can use every day to improve their health. (
  • Members of a diabetes healthcare team can help develop and tailor an exercise plan that is safe and effective. (
  • By adopting such processes, multiple partners and a multidisciplinary orientation, the 5-year RiH research programme aims to confront these challenges and accelerate current understandings about and approaches to researching healthcare quality. (
  • By collecting and organizing measures through an inductive compilation of existing programs, the present study has generated a maximally inclusive basis for the creation of a common framework of international mental health quality indicators. (
  • A total of 144 candidate QIs, which included measures from pre-treatment to post-treatment and survivorship care were identified. (
  • The method of bundling care measures can have a profound effect on the reporting of goals achieved. (
  • As performance measures of care have proliferated, there has been a drive to create summary measures of provider care. (
  • The next generation of performance measures may move beyond individual care goals and give recognition only when all composite end points have been reached. (
  • Each case study tells a story of how community health was successfully integrated into brownfields redevelopment and land reuse, highlighting key elements such as leadership, financing and other resources tapped, stakeholder involvement, actions taken, measures of success, and lessons learned. (
  • In January 2015, NQF renewed its endorsement for version 2.0 of the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey through its Person and Family Centered Care Measures maintenance process. (
  • This information sheet answers questions about aged care workforce contingency measures (temporary surge workforce support, emergency response teams, and remote locum workforce support) to ensure continuity of aged care during the COVID-19 pandemic. (
  • Since 2000 the use of pay for performance policies that link a portion of doctors' payment to measures of healthcare quality has increased rapidly. (
  • CDC's border health security work focuses on three areas: providing border health security technical assistance to DRC, assisting neighboring countries with their own border health security efforts to help prevent the spread of Ebola internationally, and continuing to implement routine border health security measures at U.S. ports of entry. (
  • Effective and integrated public health strategies are needed to ensure early detection and appropriate outbreak control measures. (
  • This model shows how incentives can be used to improve population health and reduce health disparities. (
  • The next set of essays will describe incentives that can be used to promote programs and policies that improve population health, and the role for population health partnerships in these efforts. (
  • Improving the quality of care offered to the population will help increase the usage rate and improve health indicators. (
  • How PSOs Help Health Care Organizations Improve Patient Safety Culture. (
  • A search of the literature was conducted to find examples of vaccine programs in US health systems, and also to identify policies to improve immunization rates. (
  • and improve patient safety (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2002). (
  • Munson Healthcare has multidisciplinary teams of clinical experts and other quality and safety professionals working collaboratively on protocols to improve patient safety and standardize care in northern Michigan. (
  • If adequately promoted and established within Latino communities, such policies and programs have the potential to improve the quality of life for Latinos living in the United States. (
  • This research review is designed to outline the existing state of family health within Latino communities in each of these areas, and to suggest policies and programs that may improve the quality of life for Latino children and their families. (
  • We identified 97 opportunities to improve care. (
  • Our project is seeking towards developing skills in Plumbing, Handicrafts and Carpets, Health care, Retail, Rubber Making, Making of Candles & Agarbatties, Textile & Handlooms, Making of Perfumes, Hospitality and other Computer oriented Skill as these Training will increase their Productivity and also improve Job Satisfaction.Upgrade skills to international standards through significant industry involvement and develop necessary frameworks for standards, curriculum and quality assurance. (
  • Nutrition therapy can also lead to improvements in the quality of life. (
  • We looked at how they could be made better to support improvements to care, including how they are selected and presented. (
  • In this issue of Preventing Chronic Disease , we present the 7 essays on population health metrics (4-10), introduced by 2 commentaries (11,12). (
  • Major challenges in people's social circumstances - layoffs, foreclosures, accidents, violence - can create horrific health care needs, many of which become chronic and carry high price tags. (
  • This fact sheet tells you about health care plans for chronic health problems. (
  • Chronic health problems last a long time. (
  • While the Affordable Care Act ends the era of denying people with pre-existing conditions access to health care, it allows insurance companies to charge tobacco users up to 50% more for their monthly premiums. (
  • Results of search for 'su:{Quality indicators, Health care. (
  • National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Patient Safety. (
  • This can help identify health disparities . (
  • Inadequate living conditions, extreme poverty and socioeconomic factors affect the health of mothers and newborns. (
  • Moreover, approximately 40 % of new Medicaid enrollees in Oregon sought little to no care after gaining coverage either because they were relatively healthy or because they faced barriers ranging from confusion about their coverage to inadequate access to care [ 10 ]. (
  • The number and percent of births to women who received inadequate prenatal care. (
  • This support can also contribute to updating the curricula for health workers, increasing the capacity of training centres, and improving the quality of health care. (
  • Indeed, this upgrade of Togo's health sector training centres should change the situation significantly. (
  • App-based counseling was mostly provided by psychologists, and of the assessed apps, only 40% (70/172) used evidence-based scales to assess mental health problems such as anxiety or depressed mood. (
  • How to assess the current financial health of the company? (
  • Over a decade of versatile experience in dealing with children's health issues. (
  • The children's health alliance is the second of such collaborations between the two organizations. (
  • Development of quality indicators to monitor radiotherapy care for men with prostate cancer: A modified Delphi method. (
  • Quality indicators (QIs) have been developed for many aspects of prostate cancer care, but are under-developed with regard to radiotherapy treatment. (
  • We aimed to develop a valid, relevant and feasible set of core QIs to measure quality of radiotherapy care in men with prostate cancer. (
  • Introduction Over the past three decades, extensive research has been undertaken to understand the elements of what constitutes high quality in healthcare. (
  • As such, RiH offers a fresh approach capable of capturing and illuminating the complexity of healthcare and how high-quality care can be understood and advanced. (
  • It has been observed that if health care sectors are providing them with high quality service, then it is them, who are getting benefitted. (
  • The Trauma Distinction Award recognizes national leadership in the provision of high-quality trauma care. (
  • Mount Sinai and Valley are committed to providing high quality of care. (
  • High quality spigot dispenser is installed for heavy duty usage. (
  • Objective: Inconsistent performance measurement schemes hinder attempts to make international comparisons about mental health-care quality. (
  • Even nevertheless suicide in younger children is scarce, mental overall health industry experts have claimed that even college students in kindergarten are increasingly in have to have of mental health guidance. (
  • In truth, whilst there may be a scarcity of proof to support regimen mental health and fitness screening instruments among the all children, gurus say there is no damage in checking kids for these troubles. (
  • Eche was sectioned by the mental health act, but instead of taking him to a hospital they took him to the police station. (
  • All he needed was help because he does not feel like he has proper or stable mental health. (
  • The aim of this research is to contribute to the development of mental health policies and equip the administrator for the strategic decision making processes. (
  • however, little is known about the current use and characteristics of smartphone apps for mental health. (
  • however, for mobile apps to contribute significantly to mental health care in China, considerable challenges remain, including the need for more patient-focused apps that can actually take on the role of a health care provider. (
  • Mobile health (mHealth) technologies could help to partly overcome the above-mentioned obstacles to seeking help, as they could extend the reach of mental health care beyond available health care providers and clinics. (
  • The IRS' NTEE classification is Professional Societies, Associations within the Mental Health, Crisis Intervention category. (
  •  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Professional Societies, Associations within the Mental Health, Crisis Intervention category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1982. (
  • This is a group of owners, managers, and workers from Ithaca's restaurants, bars, and cafes taking a one-day course in Mental Health First Aid on April 16. (
  • Pragmatic AI-augmentation in mental healthcare: Key technologies, potential benefits, and real-world challenges and solutions for frontline clinicians. (
  • Various models of supply and demand financ- ing (voucher schemes, private and social health insurance) related to antenatal care and contraception have been imple- mented in the EMR. (
  • We offer all kind of vaccines, preventative care at our vaccine center. (
  • In contrast, patient-centred care had no significant positive correlation with any of the studied hospital health determinants. (
  • Health Literacy Tools for Providers of Medication Therapy Management. (
  • More respondents rank private healthcare providers higher in quality than public providers. (
  • Therefore, in a situation where the occurrence of new infectious diseases continues to increase, healthcare providers are trying to reduce and prevent HAIs. (
  • In consideration to the case of Russell house care home, it can be suggested that care providers are required to take some more quality control in the context of their awareness regarding issues of service users, so that their quality standards can be reached to a high rate. (
  • This document provides answers to frequently asked questions for residential aged care providers to access and use the COVID-19 Support Portal. (
  • About 13% of the 1,416 primary care providers in the region are designated safety net, or those who provide care to the vulnerable populations, including those utilizing government sponsored health insurance coverage. (
  • To date, through this collaboration, Valley has welcomed Mount Sinai specialists in the areas of Pediatric Cardiology, Endocrinology, Allergy/Immunology, and Gastroenterology to its team of pediatric specialty care providers. (
  • Case mix and surrogate indicators of quality of care over time in freestanding and hospital-based nursing homes in Colorado. (