Clinical Indicators for Quality Improvements-A Mini Review of Literature
Keywords:Indicators, Quality, Healthcare
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
How to Cite
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Re use and mixing of content policy- We follow Creative Commons Licence Policy. We follow CC BY. Please refer below for all details
This license lets others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon our work, even commercially, as long as they credit us for the original creation.
- The journal allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.
- The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.
- The journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions