Quality of CareEdit

Steffen (1988) "Quality medical care: a definition" JAMA 260:56-61

Brook et al. (1996) "Quality of health care, part 2: measuring quality of care" NEJM. 335: 966-970.

Cited by (Spies et al. 2004) as "a growing optimism about the potential of measuring quality."

Schuster et al. (1998) "How good is the quality of health care in the United States?" Milbank Q. 76: 509, 517-563.

Cited by (Spies et al. 2004) as "demonstrated that it is possible to clearly describe many aspects of the quality of care.

Articles from Institutions Concerned with Quality of CareEdit


Chassin & Galvin (1998) "The urgent need to improve health care quality. Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Care Quality" JAMA. 280: 1000-1005.

The first statement of a National Roundtable on Health Care Quality in the US was that quality could be defined and measured with a degree of scientific accuracy comparable to that of most measures in clinical medicine.


McKee & Sheldon (1998) "Measuring performance in the NHS. Good that we moved beyond money and activity but problems remain" Br Med J. 316: 322

NHS Executive (1998) "The new NHS modern and dependable: A national framework for assessing performance" London: NHS Executive.

McColl et al. (2000) "Clinical governance in primary care groups: the feasibility of deriving evidence-based performance indicators" Qual Health Care. 9: 90-97.

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Joint CommissionEdit

Nadzam, Turpin, Hanold, White (1993) "Data-driven performance improvement in health care: the Joint Commission's Indicator Measurement System (IMSystem)" Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 19(11):492-500

Lawthers, Palmer, Edwards, et al. (1993) "Developing and evaluating performance measures for ambulatory care quality: A preliminary report of the DEMPAQ project" Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 19:552-565

Examples of Clinical Outcomes Assessment StudiesEdit

CA = Used medical record chart abstraction

Rosen, Ash, Geraci, et al. (1995) "Postoperative adverse events of cholecystectomy in the Medicare population" Am J Med Qual 10:29-37


Peters, Ossorio, Legorreta, Davidson (1996) "Quality of outpatient care provided to diabetic patients: a health maintenance organization experience" Diabetes Care 19:601-606