The quality of quality measurement in U.S. nursing homes.

  title={The quality of quality measurement in U.S. nursing homes.},
  author={Vincent Mor and Katherine W Berg and Joseph Angelelli and David Gifford and John Morgan Morris and Terry Moore},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={43 Spec No 2},
PURPOSE This article examines various technical challenges inherent in the design, implementation, and dissemination of health care quality performance measures. DESIGN AND METHODS Using national and state-specific Minimum Data Set data from 1999, we examined sample size, measure stability, creation of ordinal ranks, and risk adjustment as applied to aggregated facility quality indicators. RESULTS Nursing home Quality Indicators now in use are multidimensional and quarterly estimates of… CONTINUE READING

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