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.
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