Quality of care in chronic leg ulcer in the community: introduction of quality indicators and a scoring system.

@article{Augustin2011QualityOC,
  title={Quality of care in chronic leg ulcer in the community: introduction of quality indicators and a scoring system.},
  author={Matthias Augustin and Stephan Jeff Rustenbach and Sebastian Debus and Lena Grams and Karl-Christian M{\"u}nter and Wolfgang Tigges and Elmar Schaefer and Katharina Herberger},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={222 4},
  pages={
          321-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Treatment of chronic wounds is complex, particularly as a standard for the assessment and evaluation of quality of care is missing. OBJECTIVES To develop indicators for quality of care in chronic wounds in general, and to evaluate the quality of care in leg ulcers in Hamburg, Germany, in particular. METHODS Twenty indicators were derived from a national Delphi expert consensus to compute a single index of quality of care. This index was applied in a cross-sectional study… CONTINUE READING
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