Effect of accreditation on the quality of chronic disease management: a comparative observational study

@inproceedings{Klomberg2014EffectOA,
  title={Effect of accreditation on the quality of chronic disease management: a comparative observational study},
  author={Arna L van Doorn – Klomberg and Joz{\'e} C C Braspenning and Ren{\'e} J. Wolters and Margriet Bouma and Michel J. P. Wensing},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Practice accreditation is widely used to assess and improve quality of healthcare providers. Little is known about its effectiveness, particularly in primary care. In this study we examined the effect of accreditation on quality of care regarding diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS A comparative observational study with two cohorts was performed. We included 138 Dutch family practices that participated in the national… CONTINUE READING

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