In order to ensure the quality of the care delivered, quality indicators need to be registered in all patients. If we know, for instance, that the mean time to reach a diagnosis is 3 h this would represent the current quality. A new goal for quality improvement could then be to reduce the time by 33% to 2 h. This would be an improvement in quality, which could be measured. Similarly, by knowing the actual situation for a number of quality indicators goals can be set and improvements may be achieved by this type of quality development.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine