The accuracy, reliability, and validity of the Medicare Peer Review Organization (PRO) review process have all been questioned.
Evidence concerning the PRO program's effect on cost and quality of care remains lacking.
The Health Care Financing Administration has thus committed itself to reform, and the Uniform Clinical Data Set (UCDS) has been proposed as the national database for Medicare's quality review program.
The UCDS is an automated, computerized data set designed to standardize the evaluation of quality.
It should allow an obiective, consistent, and efficient process for peer review, based on explicit decision criteria and on aggregated information about patterns of care and quality.
Mots-clés Pascal : Qualité, Soin, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Médecine, Base donnée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Quality, Care, Sanitary program, Human, Medicine, Database
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0108437
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.