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Measurement of the safety and quality of health care

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Richard Thomson


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• Measurement of safety and quality is fundamental to health care delivery. • A variety of measures are needed to fully understand the system; quantitative and qualitative measures are both useful in different ways. • Measures need to be valid, reliable, accurate, timely, collectable, meaningful, relevant and important to those who will use them. • Clinicians value appropriate measures and respond to the them.

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Author(s): Scobie S, Thomson R, McNeil JJ, Phillips PA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Medical Journal of Australia

Year: 2006

Volume: 184

Issue: 10

Pages: S51-S55

ISSN (print): 0025-729X

ISSN (electronic): 1326-5377

Publisher: Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd.

PubMed id: 16719737