Quality Indicators for Hospital Care
Reliability and validity
Kwaliteitsindicatoren voor ziekenhuiszorg : betrouwbaarheid en validiteit
Hospital quality indicators are widely implemented for purposes such as accountability, transparency and the overarching aim of quality improvement. However, it is not clear whether currently used hospital quality indicators actually reflect quality of care.
The aim of this thesis was to expand our knowledge on how to measure quality of hospital care with the focus on external comparison. I specifically investigated reliability and validity as these are key aspects of quality indicators. For reliability we focused on data quality, indicator definitions and statistical uncertainty. For the validity we focused on case-mix correction.
|Keywords||Quality indicators, performance assessment, hospital care, reliability, validity, outcome indicators|
|Promotor||E.W. Steyerberg (Ewout) , N.S. Klazinga (Niek) , H.F. Lingsma (Hester)|
|Publisher||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
Fischer, C. (2015, November 11). Quality Indicators for Hospital Care. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79066