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Title: Use of quality indicators in nursing homes in Victoria, Australia: a cross-sectional descriptive survey.
Authors: Ibrahim, Joseph E.
Chadwick, Liam
MacPhail, Aleece
McAuliffe, Linda
Koch, Susan
Wells, Yvonne
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Place of publication: London, UK
Journal title: Journal of Aging and Health
Volume: 26
Issue: 5
Start Page: 824
End Page: 840
Abstract: Objective: This study aimed to characterize the use of mandated quality indicators (QIs) in public sector nursing homes by describing their adherence to established principles of measurement and whether nursing homes respond to QI data to improve care. Method: Data were collected from a descriptive cross-sectional quantitative study using a confidential survey questionnaire distributed electronically to senior staff in all public sector nursing homes in Victoria, Australia. Results: Staff from 113 of 196 facilities completed the survey (58%). Adherence to principles of measurement was suboptimal, with variation in applying QI definitions and infrequent random audits of data (n = 54, 48%). QI data triggered reviews of individual residents (62%-79%), staff practice (44%-65%), and systems of care (45%-55%). Most facilities (58%-75%) reported that beneficial changes in care occurred as a result of using QIs. Discussion: QI performance data are positively received and used to improve care. Standardization of data collection, analysis, and reporting should strengthen the program’s utility.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/905
ISSN: 0898-2643
Internal ID Number: 00838
Health Subject: DATA USE
IMPROVING CARE
NURSING HOMES
NURSING HOMES - ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
QUALITY OF CARE - STANDARDS
QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE - STANDARDS
QUALITY INDICATORS
RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE
STANDARD OF CARE
Type: Journal Article
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