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The quality of care delivered to patients with rheumatoid arthritis living in Ontario.

Published 2005 .
Written in English.

About the Book

We tested the applicability of the Arthritis Foundation's (AF) Quality Indicators (QIs) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to a retrospective database and identified the challenges of applying indicators to existing data. The RA care provided in Ontario was evaluated using the AF QIs, comprising 27 explicit process measures. An overall quality score for each measure was calculated to assess quality of care (QOC). Chi-square tests were performed to determine if various operational definitions yielded different quality scores. 253 patients with RA were eligible for a total of 683 QIs. Of 27 QIs, we assessed seven; overall adherence was 81.84% (95%CI, 78.62 to 85.07). Similar quality scores were ascertained when different operational definitions were employed for a QI. Applying QIs required numerous adaptations, assumptions and definitions. To fully apply the criteria and assess QOC, data collection material that collects data for quality assessment or use of multiple data sources may be necessary.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-02, page: 0811.

Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Toronto, 2005.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

GERSTEIN MICROTEXT copy on microfiche (2 microfiches).

The Physical Object

Pagination
160 leaves.
Number of pages
160

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19217445M
ISBN 10
0494074248

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