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To determine if changes in overtreatment rates were associated with changes in undertreatment rates.
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Performance measurement and public reporting are increasingly being used to compare clinic performance. Intended consequences include quality improvement, value-based payment, and consumer choice. Uni...
The US End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program, which came into existence in 1973, was initially envisioned to provide needed financial coverage for about 50 000 patients through Medicare. Over the pas...
Assess the relationship between timely treatment intensification and hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) control quality-of-care performance measures, i.e., HbA1C levels, among patients with uncontrolled type 2 di...
The present investigation aimed an explorative acquisition of potential performance measures for quantifying the quality of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) for patients under 65 years of age.
To describe a new measure, the unintended pregnancy risk index (UPRI), which is based primarily on attitudinal and behavioral measures of women's prospective pregnancy desire, and compare it to the un...
In order to assess more completely the levels of diabetes care delivered in Taiwan, we now have nationally standardized performance measures that can evaluate quality of diabetes care accu...
The goal of our research program is to successfully translate empirical knowledge regarding diabetes treatment and management into sustainable clinical practice. The study hypothesis is t...
To investigate neurocognitive and behavioral measures in 25 children aged 6-10 years diagnosed with diabetes for > 5 years who have received long-term insulin pump therapy (> 3 years) comp...
The purpose of this study is to compare the patient reported outcome measures of total knee replacement patients who received intra operative sensor guided technique for soft tissue balanc...
To ensure a successful outcome after total knee replacement (TKR) soft tissue balance and proper implant position are very important during the surgical procedure. Soft tissues are structu...
The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.
Unintended accidental pregnancy, including pregnancy resulting from failed contraceptive measures.
The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.
The use of severity-of-illness measures, such as age, to estimate the risk (measurable or predictable chance of loss, injury or death) to which a patient is subject before receiving some health care intervention. This adjustment allows comparison of performance and quality across organizations, practitioners, and communities. (from JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.