Developing and implementing measures of quality of care in the intensive care unit.

@article{Pronovost2001DevelopingAI,
  title={Developing and implementing measures of quality of care in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Peter J. Pronovost and Marlene R. Miller and Todd Dorman and Sean M. Berenholtz and Hastings Rubin},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={297-303}
}
As consumers, payers, and regulatory agencies require evidence regarding quality of care, the demand for intensive care unit (ICU) quality measures will likely grow. ICU providers and professional societies may need to partner with experts in quality measurement to develop and implement quality measures. This essay outlines the steps for developing and implementing quality measures and provides examples of potential ICU quality indicators. Outcome measures, in particular mortality rates… CONTINUE READING

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