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Measuring quality of care in neurology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9362977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neurologists are being asked to incorporate methods into daily practice that measure quality of care. Standards of care are increasingly being defined using evidence-based assessments of neurological literature. To evaluate quality of care, a widely accepted and useful model considers the structure, process, and outcomes of care. Outcomes, the impact of care on patients' health, should include measures of mortality, morbidity, disability, patient functioning and well-being (health-related quality of life), and patient satisfaction with care. A variety of private organizations and government programs exist to encourage documentation and promotion of high quality of care. This explosion in quality information is not yet standardized, so that much confusion exists about appropriate data elements to be measured. The challenge is to collect, summarize, and disseminate practical data useful to neurologists and the purchasers and consumers of our services.
S P Ringel; B G Vickrey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of neurology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0003-9942     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-03     Completed Date:  1997-12-03     Revised Date:  2014-04-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372436     Medline TA:  Arch Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1329-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Evidence-Based Medicine / standards*
Neurology / standards*
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)*
Quality of Health Care*
Comment In:
Arch Neurol. 1997 Nov;54(11):1327-8   [PMID:  9362976 ]

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