Using the equality improvement cycle on clinical indicators - improve or remove?

Sketcher-Baker, Kirstine M., Kamp, Maarten C., Connors, Julia A., Martin, Don J. and Collins, Justin E. (2010) Using the equality improvement cycle on clinical indicators - improve or remove?. Medical Journal of Australia, 193 8: S104-S106.

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Author Sketcher-Baker, Kirstine M.
Kamp, Maarten C.
Connors, Julia A.
Martin, Don J.
Collins, Justin E.
Title Using the equality improvement cycle on clinical indicators - improve or remove?
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Publication date 2010-10-18
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 193
Issue 8
Start page S104
End page S106
Total pages 3
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
• The variable life-adjusted display is a graphical, statistical
   methodology used in Queensland to monitor patient
   outcomes of clinical indicators.
• The quality improvement cycle is a systematic approach
   employed by patient safety and quality programs worldwide
   to improve patient care.
• The quality improvement cycle is beneficial to the review and
   refinement of indicator definitions.
• Indicators with definitional issues that are not subject to the
   quality improvement cycle may initially prompt quality
   improvement opportunities, but are more likely to potentially
   lead to unnecessary chart and clinical reviews, which will
   disengage coders and clinicians.
• Queensland recently used the quality improvement cycle to
   refine the laparoscopic cholecystectomy complications of
   surgery indicator definition and several maternity definitions.
Keyword Administrative data
Control charts
Care
Performance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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