Identification and evaluation of existing nursing homes quality indicators

TitleIdentification and evaluation of existing nursing homes quality indicators
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBerg K., Mor V., Morris J., Murphy K.M, Moore T., Harris Y.
JournalHealth Care Financing Review
Volume23
Issue4
Pagination19-36
Date PublishedSummer
Accession Number12500468
Keywords*Long-Term Care/st [Standards], *Nursing Homes/st [Standards], *Quality Indicators, Health Care, Aged, Database Management Systems, Drug Therapy/st [Standards], Efficiency, Organizational, Human, Information Dissemination, Medicare/st [Standards], Reproducibility of Results, Risk Adjustment, Software, Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S., United States, United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Abstract

We summarize work done to identify and evaluate existing quality indicators (QIs) for long-term care (LTC) settings. Indicators operationally defined using routinely collected and computerized patient assessments were identified and then aggregated to characterize the performance of the nursing facility over a specific period of time. Of 143 indicators reviewed, only 22 were recommended for use in comparing performance across facilities. Conceptual and technical issues influence the appropriateness of QIs for different audiences.

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