Physician practice quality indicators from HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information) cannot be used to establish a uniform quality measure across clinical domains, but they can be used to create a small set of composite measures.
A study investigating the decisionmaking process undertaken by physicians when prescribing treatment for Hepatitis C and the comparative influence and importance of specific factors and combinations of factors.
The VA is considering expanding the role of nurse practitioners in order to provide veterans timely access to primary care services. Research has shown that nurse practitioners working in collaborative settings can provide high-quality care.
RAND researchers assessed Army medical practice in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and non-Veterans Affairs civilian facilities and suggested opportunities for improving military-civilian synergies.
Shifting health care from hospitals to the community will only be justified if patient satisfaction and convenience is valued above costs to the NHS, or if this shift reduces health care costs in the long term.
This report celebrates 100 examples of positive change arising from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)'s support of research over the last 10 years, highlighting how it has transformed R&D in and for the NHS and the people it serves.
Q is an initiative, led by the Health Foundation and supported by NHS England, designed to connect people skilled in quality improvement across the UK. We carried out an embedded evaluation of its first phase, co-design with the founding cohort.
An episode-based framework of health care quality measurement could provide a more complete picture of care than current methods. Existing quality measures could be used, but new ones would need to be developed to fill gaps in the framework.