The quality indicators
help to ensure that patients receive an indicated procedure; that correct and clinically relevant diagnoses are made (or excluded); that therapy is properly performed and that all these are accomplished with minimum risk to the patient.
The cut-off score of 3, though arbitrary, was determined to be acceptable because quality indicators
with a mean rating of 3 provided, on average, some evidence and/or description for the components of that quality indicator
The newly developed quality indicators
assume that specialty training and credentialing in gastrointestinal endoscopy has taken place before a practitioner begins the practice of endoscopy.
The fourth quality indicator
requires the baseline to be described with replicable precision and to provide evidence of a pattern prior to treatment.
Considering all of the criteria, we conclude that neither study met the dependent variable quality indicator
Associated with Cost Effectiveness
Since 1992 the Finnish Institute of Marine Research has used long-range passenger ferries (including the GTS Finnjet, one of the largest ferries in the world) to measure water quality indicators
and to sample phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea between Helsinki and Travemunde, Germany.
Finally, although it was difficult to come up with universally accepted quality indicators
for the HEDIS 2.
The tool's database contains hundreds of hospice quality indicators
and provides information for each indicator; saving hospices the time and effort involved in locating the specifics regarding each indicator.
In the following pages you'll hear from Barbara Paul, MD, formerly of CMS, who offers a perspective on achieving high quality indicators
through effective rehab.
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for the Pittsburgh region, updated hourly and benchmarked against 14 other areas across the country, are now available at the Web site of the Pittsburgh Regional Indicators Consortium (http://www.
Just to make it clear from the beginning, what is the difference between quality indicators
and quality measures?