|Title||Development and testing of nursing home quality indicators|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Zimmerman D.R, Karon S.L, Arling G., Clark B.R, Collins T., Ross R., Sainfort F.|
|Journal||Health Care Financ Rev|
|Keywords||Accidental Falls/statistics & numerical data, Decubitus Ulcer/epidemiology, Health Services Research/*methods, Human, Nursing Homes/*standards, Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care), Pilot Projects, Program Development, Quality Assurance, Health Care/organization & administration, Quality of Health Care/*standards, Risk Factors, Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S., United States/epidemiology|
In this article, the authors report on the development and testing of a set of indicators of quality of care in nursing homes, using resident-level assessment data. These quality indicators (QIs) have been developed to provide a foundation for both external and internal quality-assurance (QA) and quality-improvement activities. The authors describe the development of the QIs, discuss their nature and characteristics, address the development of a QI-based quality-monitoring system (QMS), report on a pilot test of the QIs and the system, comment on methodological and current QI validation efforts, and conclude by raising further research and development issues.