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Scholars and professional organizations in bioethics describe various approaches to "quality assessment" in clinical ethics. Although much of this work represents significant contributions to the lite...
Improving quality performance in home health is an increasingly high priority. The objective of this study was to examine trends in industry performance over time using three quality measures: a compo...
Deficits in healthcare quality are becoming an increasing concern globally. Within the low- to middle-income country (LMIC) setting insufficient quality has become a bigger barrier to reducing mortali...
We aimed to address gaps identified in the evidence base and instruments available to measure the quality of life (QOL) of family carers of people with dementia, and develop a new brief, reliable, con...
The EuroQol 5-dimension (EQ-5D) is a standard instrument that is widely used for measuring health-related quality of life and quality-adjusted life years in economic evaluation of healthcare intervent...
This is a prospective, non-interventional study (NIS) measuring health-related quality of life (HRQoL), treatment satisfaction, and other patient-reported outcomes (PROs) of ADPKD patients...
End-of life care is one of the principle components of cancer care. Measurement of the quality of care provided for end-of-life cancer patients is an important issue. Recently there has be...
Quality measures in colonoscopy are important guides for improving the quality of patient care. But quality improvement intervention is not taking place, primarily because of the inconveni...
This pilot clinical trial studies how well electronic patient reported outcomes work in measuring health-related quality of life in patients with stage I-IV prostate cancer undergoing trea...
The VA is the largest single provider of HIV care in the United States. The late 1990's have seen a revolution in the quality standards for this disease with the onset of Highly Active Ant...
The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
Measuring instruments for determining the temperature of matter. Most thermometers used in the field of medicine are designed for measuring body temperature or for use in the clinical laboratory. (From UMDNS, 1999)
A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
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.