We undertook a two-round Delphi study of the views of consultant geriatricians in three Health Regions on the relative appropriateness of 12 possible performance measures for geriatric services.
We compared geriatricians' responses with those of 44 cognitively-intact day hospital patients.
Of 13 8 geriatricians, 89 responded to the first round postal survey, 84 to the second round.
The rank order of geriatricians'suggestions did not change from round one to round two, and there was convergence of opinion with a significant decrease in the coefficients of variation of the ranks (p<0.05, Wilcoxon Test).
Geriatricians and patients gave high priority to « reducing disability » and « improving quality of life », and low priority to « reducing mortality ».
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Service hospitalier, Qualité service, Assurance qualité, Méthode mesure, Evaluation, Critère, Etude comparative, Gériatrie, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Hospital ward, Service quality, Quality assurance, Measurement method, Evaluation, Criterion, Comparative study, Geriatrics, Elderly, Human
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