|Title||Using indicators to structure quality improvement initiatives in long-term care|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|Authors||Karon S.L, Zimmerman D.R|
|Journal||Qual Manag Health Care|
|Keywords||Aged, Facility Regulation and Control, Female, Geriatric Assessment, Homes for the Aged/*standards/statistics & numerical data, Human, Long-Term Care/*standards, Male, Patient Satisfaction, Planning Techniques, Quality of Health Care/*classification, Risk Factors, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Total Quality Management/*methods, United States, United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services|
Quality indicators and a quality-monitoring system developed for use in the regulatory survey process offer a quality improvement tool for nursing home staff. The systematic use of resident assessment data can aid in the identification of quality of care problems and the determination of the nature of those problems. This approach is particularly useful for continuous quality improvement efforts.