The advantages and disadvantages of process‐based measures of health care quality

The advantages and disadvantages of process‐based measures of health care quality As consumers, payers, and regulatory agencies require evidence regarding health care quality, the demand for process of care measures will grow. Although outcome measures of quality represent the desired end results of health care, validated process of care measures provide an important additional element to quality improvement efforts, as they illuminate exactly which provider actions could be changed to improve patient outcomes. In this essay, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of process measures of quality, and outline some practical strategies and issues in implementing them. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal for Quality in Health Care Oxford University Press

The advantages and disadvantages of process‐based measures of health care quality

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Oxford University Press
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Copyright International Society for Quality in Health Care and Oxford University Press 2001
ISSN
1353-4505
eISSN
1464-3677
DOI
10.1093/intqhc/13.6.469
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Abstract

As consumers, payers, and regulatory agencies require evidence regarding health care quality, the demand for process of care measures will grow. Although outcome measures of quality represent the desired end results of health care, validated process of care measures provide an important additional element to quality improvement efforts, as they illuminate exactly which provider actions could be changed to improve patient outcomes. In this essay, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of process measures of quality, and outline some practical strategies and issues in implementing them.

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International Journal for Quality in Health CareOxford University Press

Published: Dec 1, 2001

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