Clinical Indicators for Quality Improvements-A Mini Review of Literature

Authors

  • Deepika Kanyal
  • Lata Kanyal Butola

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14324

Keywords:

Indicators, Quality, Healthcare

Abstract

The quality of health care is on the agenda in most health care systems. Much of this interest in quality of
care has developed in response to recent dramatic transformations of health care systems, accompanied by
new organizational structures and reimbursement strategies that may affect quality of care. Assessing the
quality of care has become increasingly important to providers, regulators, and purchasers of care. Indicators
for performance and outcome measurement allow the quality of care and services to be measured. This
assessment can be done by creating quality indicators that describe the performance that should occur for
a particular type of patient or the related health outcomes, and then evaluating whether patients’ care is
consistent with the indicators based on evidence-based standards of care. Quality of care can be defined
as ‘the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired
health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge’, and can be divided into different
dimensions according to the aspects of care being assessed. This paper will focus define clinical indicators
in a standard way for a global audience, and to review a few classifications of clinical indicators that may be
useful to those who wish to measure quality of care and describe the performance of health care and related
outcomes.

Author Biographies

Deepika Kanyal

Tutor, Department of Hospital Administration

Lata Kanyal Butola

Tutor, Department of Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical
College, DMIMS, Sawangi, Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Deepika Kanyal, & Lata Kanyal Butola. (2021). Clinical Indicators for Quality Improvements-A Mini Review of Literature. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 289-294. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14324

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