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Title
Development and testing of nursing home quality indicators.
First Author
Zimmerman, David R
Date of Pub
1995 Summer
Pages
107-127
Volume
16
Issue
4
Other Authors
Arling, Greg; Clark, Brenda R; Collins, Ted; Karon, Sarita L; Ross, Richard; Sainfort, Francois
Abstract
In this article, the authors report on the development and testing of a set of indicators of quality of care in nursing homes, using resident-level assessment data. These quality indicators (QIs) have been developed to provide a foundation for both external and internal quality-assurance (QA) and quality-improvement activities. The authors describe the development of the QIs, discuss their nature and characteristics, address the development of a QI-based quality-monitoring system (QMS), report on a pilot test of the QIs and the system, comment on methodological and current QI validation efforts, and conclude by raising further research and development issues.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Accidental Falls/statistics & numerical data : Decubitus Ulcer/epidemiology : Health Services Research/methods : Human : Nursing Homes/standards : Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) : Pilot Projects : Program Development : Quality Assurance, Health Care/organization & administration : Quality of Health Care/standards : Risk Factors : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States/epidemiology
NTIS Number
PB99-106445