Using antecedents of medical care to develop valid quality of care measures.

@article{Coyle1999UsingAO,
  title={Using antecedents of medical care to develop valid quality of care measures.},
  author={Yvonne Marie Coyle and James B. Battles},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={5-12}
}
OBJECTIVE To present a new model for using the antecedents of medical care in outcomes assessment to develop valid quality of care measures. METHODS The pertinent literature describing the history of outcomes assessment and the influence of patient and environmental risk factors on health status were reviewed. RESULTS Past outcomes assessment studies have not consistently demonstrated a correlation between the processes and the outcomes of care. The use of the model described in this… CONTINUE READING
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