Quality of care indicators for population-based primary care in New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Coster, G. en
dc.contributor.author Pringle, M. en
dc.contributor.author Simon, J. en
dc.contributor.author Gribben, B. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-23T01:37:38Z en
dc.date.available 2009-07-23T01:37:38Z en
dc.date.issued 2002 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 115 (1151), 163-166. 2002 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8446 en
dc.identifier.other eid=2-s2.0-0037066683 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/4502 en
dc.description An open access copy of this article is available and complies with the copyright holder/publisher conditions. en
dc.description.abstract Aim.To develop a set of non-invasive, evidence-based, population-based quality of care indicators for primary care in New Zealand and to test their feasibility. Methods. New Zealand, British and Australian publications were reviewed and a set of quality of care indicators was constructed. These were trialed on data collected from seventeen fully computerised practices from the FirstHealth network of general practices. Results. 28 indicators are proposed in five categories: smoking cessation, preventive health activities, prescribing quality, chronic disease management and data quality. We were able to calculate ten indicators from data already collected routinely, a further twelve could be calculated now with more sophisticated data queries and six would require the trial practices to collect further data. Conclusions. While any set of indicators is arbitrary there are sufficient research data to support a set of evidence-based, population-focused, quality of care indicators in New Zealand primary health care. In computerised practices these indicators can be calculated from routinely collected data. en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title Quality of care indicators for population-based primary care in New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::320000 Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.issue 1151 en
pubs.begin-page 163 en
pubs.volume 115 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) en
dc.identifier.pmid 12033484 en
pubs.end-page 166 en
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