AHRQ prevention quality indicators to assess the quality of primary care of local providers: a pilot study from Italy

@inproceedings{Manzoli2014AHRQPQ,
  title={AHRQ prevention quality indicators to assess the quality of primary care of local providers: a pilot study from Italy},
  author={Lamberto Manzoli and Maria Elena Flacco and Corrado De Vito and Silvia Arc{\`a} and Flavia Carle and Lorenzo Capasso and Carolina Marzuillo and Angelo Muraglia and Fabio Samani and Paolo Villari},
  booktitle={European journal of public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Outside the USA, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) prevention quality indicators (PQIs) have been used to compare the quality of primary care services only at a national or regional level. However, in several national health systems, primary care is not directly managed by the regions but is in charge of smaller territorial entities. We evaluated whether PQIs might be used to compare the performance of local providers such as Italian local health authorities (LHAs… CONTINUE READING
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