Using quality indicators to improve hospital care: a review of the literature.

@article{Vos2009UsingQI,
  title={Using quality indicators to improve hospital care: a review of the literature.},
  author={Maartje L. G. de Vos and Wilco C. Graafmans and Mieneke Kooistra and Bert Meijboom and Peter H J van der Voort and Gert Westert},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          119-29
        }
}
PURPOSE To review the literature concerning strategies for implementing quality indicators in hospital care, and their effectiveness in improving the quality of care. DATA SOURCES A systematic literature study was carried out using MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library (January 1994 to January 2008). STUDY SELECTION Hospital-based trials studying the effects of using quality indicators as a tool to improve quality of care. DATA EXTRACTION Two reviewers independently assessed studies for… CONTINUE READING

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