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Title
Quality of ambulatory care for the elderly: formulating evaluation criteria.
First Author
Ferris, Ann K
Date of Pub
1990 Fall
Pages
31-38
Volume
12
Issue
1
Other Authors
Wyszewianski, Leon
Abstract
Efforts to assess the quality of ambulatory care services provided to Medicare beneficiaries cannot meaningfully proceed unless a concerted effort is made to develop criteria and standards for ambulatory care quality assessment that reflect the specific characteristics and needs of the elderly. In this article, we describe some of those characteristics and needs--such as physical and mental impairments and multiple coexisting conditions--and we show how they affect the care provided to the elderly and, therefore, the proper assessment of that care. We also outline an approach for the orderly development of the requisite criteria and standards.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Aged : Ambulatory Care/standards : Evaluation Studies : Geriatric Assessment : Health Services for the Aged/standards : Human : Medicare/standards : Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)/standards : Quality of Health Care/standards : United States
NTIS Number
PB91-176255