Using clinical indicators to change clinical practice

Portelli, R, Williams, J and Collopy, B 1997, Using clinical indicators to change clinical practice, Journal of quality in clinical practice, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 195-202.

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Title Using clinical indicators to change clinical practice
Author(s) Portelli, R
Williams, JORCID iD for Williams, J
Collopy, B
Journal name Journal of quality in clinical practice
Volume number 17
Issue number 4
Start page 195
End page 202
Total pages 8
Publisher Blackwell Science
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 1997-12
ISSN 1320-5455
Keyword(s) Australia
Emergency Service, Hospital
Follow-Up Studies
Health Care Surveys
Hospital Administration
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital
Organizational Innovation
Organizational Policy
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Quality Indicators, Health Care
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Surveys and Questionnaires
Summary A study of the qualitative information received by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Care Evaluation Program (CEP) in 1993 showed that the monitoring of clinical indicators had the potential to stimulate a variety of quality activities within health-care organizations. To determine whether the potential for improved patient outcomes has continued, the ACHS CEP conducted a survey of those organizations which submitted clinical indicator data as part of their accreditation survey in 1995. Analysis of the qualitative data received showed that change was reported on 505 occasions by organizations monitoring the hospital-wide medical and obstetrics and gynaecology clinical indicator sets. Details of 251 reported changes were received through a follow-up survey. These details provide evidence that clinical indicators are being used to implement changes in clinical practice to improve the quality of patient care.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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