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Variations in quality of Home Care between sites across Europe, as measured by Home Care Quality Indicators

Bos, Judith T., Frijters, Dinnus, Wagner, Cordula, Carpenter, G. Iain, Finne-Soveri, Harriet, Topinkova, Eva, Garms-Homolova, Vjenka, Henrard, Jean Claude, Jonsson, Palmi V., Sorbye, Liv, and others. (2007) Variations in quality of Home Care between sites across Europe, as measured by Home Care Quality Indicators. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 19 (4). pp. 323-329. ISSN 1594-0667. (doi:10.1007/BF03324709) (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:2483)

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Abstract

Background and aims: The increase in the proportion of elderly people and a consequent increase in the demand for care have caused healthcare systems to become overloaded. This paper describes the use of Home Care Quality Indicators (HCQIs), derived from the Minimum Data Set for Home Care, for monitoring quality of care. Research questions were, "Do HCQI scores vary between home care organizations in different countries?" and "Are one or more country-specific sites consistently scoring better on most or all HCQIs"?

Conclusions: HCQIs derived from the MDS-HC detect variance in quality scores between home care in the 11 partner countries. The highest prevalence of unwanted outcomes were most often found in the Czech Republic, Italy and Germany. Although further research is necessary, we believe that HCQIs may be of great value for quality improvement in home care.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/BF03324709
Uncontrolled keywords: home care; quality improvement; quality indicators; MDS-HC; RAI-HC
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2008 12:48 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2483 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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