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Improving clinical indicators in acute admissions to the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11010569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Clinical indicators are an important component of quality assessment of clinical services. We outline the strategies used in the department of Geriatric Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) to report on and improve the results. The clinical indicator for assessment of cognitive function had improved from 19% in September 1998 to 64% in February 1999. The clinical indicator for assessment of physical function has been maintained at 80%. There have been revisions to the definitions of the clinical indicators for 1999. The current clinical indicators used in this department can be modified for comparison nationwide amongst geriatric units.
Authors:
P K Loh; M Donaldson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0156-5788     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Health Rev     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-18     Completed Date:  2000-09-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214381     Medline TA:  Aust Health Rev     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-76     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Aged
Cognition
Geriatric Assessment / classification*
Geriatrics / standards*
Hospital Departments / standards*
Humans
Medical Audit
Patient Admission
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Quality Indicators, Health Care*
Recovery of Function
Western Australia

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