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Measuring the quality of long-term care in institutional and community settings

Ikegami, N. and Hirdes, John P. and Carpenter, G. Iain (2002) Measuring the quality of long-term care in institutional and community settings. In: Measuring Up: Improving the performance of health systems in OECD countries. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, pp. 227-293. ISBN 978-92-64-19676-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:24764)

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Abstract

Our objective lies in clarifying the basic issues in long-term care LTC policy, describing instruments for the comprehensfve assessment of those receiving LTC In institutional and community settings. and demonstrating how the assessment database could be used to measure quality.

how it impacts on the functional, cognitive and emotional status or the recipients.

been translated and validated in over 20 countries. A home cere version of the MDS, the MDS-HC. has been developed by InterRAI, an International non-profit organisation of researchers and clinicians. This development shares core assessment items so that seamless care can be provided regardless of site.

Using the databases of the MDS and MDS-HC, quality indicators have been developed to compare quality among providers within and across countries. In Canada, data for hospitals providing complex continuing care in the province of Ontario showed that a third of patients were restrained on a daily basis, which might lead to pressure ulcers. This finding contributed to the recent adoption of more

in single point entry agencies to community and institutional services still in Ontario showed that a high

proportion of clients who would potentially have benefited from rehabilitation did not receive such services.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: long term care, elderly, elderly health, minimum data set
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2010 11:11 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 15:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24764 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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