Measuring process of arthritis care. A proposed set of quality measures for the process of care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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OBJECTIVES.: The ability to assess quality of care is a necessary component of continuous quality improvement. The assessment typically is accomplished by determination of compliance with a defined set of quality measures (QMs). The objective of this effort was to establish a set of QM for the assessment of the process of care in JIA. METHODS.: A 12 member working group (WG) composed of representatives from the ACR, AAP, ABP, and ARHP was assembled to guide the project. Delphi questionnaires were sent to 237 health professionals involved in the care of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). A total of 471 items in 27 domains were identified. The WG met via four live e-meetings during which results from the Delphi's were distilled to a reduced draft set. Each WG member selected a proposed QM to investigate and present evidence from the literature as to its attributes and appropriateness for inclusion into the set. Nominal group technique was used to come to consensus on a proposed set of QMs. RESULTS.: The proposed set contains 12 QMs within four health care domains. Each QM consists of a statement of (i) the assessment to be completed, (ii) when the first assessment should be completed and a suggested frequency of assessment during follow-up, (iii) recommendations of appropriate tools or methods of assessment, and (iv) initial performance goals. CONCLUSIONS.: Implementation of the proposed QM set will improve the process of care, facilitate continuous QI, and eventuate in improved health outcomes of children with JIA.


Medical University of South Carolina.

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Name: Arthritis care & research
ISSN: 2151-4658


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