Improving care for unstable angina patients in a multiple hospital project sponsored by a severally designated Quality Improvement Organization.
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In 1992, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) implemented a major change in the methodology of the quality of care oversight activities conducted by Medicare Peer Review Organizations.
The Health Care Quality Improvement Program (HCQIP) represented a shift in oversight activity direction from identifying and dealing with individual clinical errors to helping providers improve mainstream care.
The change in the oversight activities of Peer Review Organizations has been so substantial that the organizations are now commonly referred to as Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs).
Since its introduction, the HCQIP has developed multiple cooperative projects between QIOS and participating hospitals to examine specific processes of care and to ultimately improve the quality of care provided to Medicare patients.
This report describes one project in North Carolina focusing on inpatient treatment of patients with a principal diagnosis of unstable angina, one of the most frequent causes of hospital admissions for Medicare patients.
Based on the guidelines for treating unstable angina issued by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, 5 measures of good medical care for these patients were selected as quality of care indicators.
A total of 16 hospitals in North Carolina each provided medical records of approximately 50 Medicare patients discharged with a principal diagnosis of unstable angina. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Angor instable, Qualité service, Soin, Santé, Hôpital, Traitement, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Variant angina, Service quality, Care, Health, Hospital, Treatment, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease
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Cote : 98-0057191
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 14/05/1998.