Evaluation of quality indicators for Dutch community pharmacies using a comprehensive assessment framework.

  title={Evaluation of quality indicators for Dutch community pharmacies using a comprehensive assessment framework.},
  author={Tim W A Schoenmakers and Martina Teichert and Joz{\'e} C. C. Braspenning and Lydia Vunderink and Peter Agm de Smet and Michel Wensing},
  journal={Journal of managed care \& specialty pharmacy},
  volume={21 2},
BACKGROUND In 2008, the Dutch Health Care Transparency Programme (Zichtbare Zorg) was set up to develop and apply quality indicators (QIs) for health care. These QIs serve a range of purposes and can be categorized into those for internal use--for meeting quality standards and to continuously measure improvement (formative)--and external use--to enable patients and health insurance companies to distinguish between health care providers (summative). In order to assess the validity of QIs, a… 
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