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Quality Health Care, Second Edition

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    2017
    ISBN: 9781284023077
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    Quality Health Care, Second Edition
    ISBN: 9781284023077

Robert Lloyd

Written by an internationally-recognised expert in the field of quality management, this text is an essential guide for understanding how to plan and implement a successful quality measurement program in your healthcare facility. It begins by presenting an overview of the context for quality measurement, the forces influencing the demand for quality reform, how to listen to the voice of the customer, and the characteristics of quality that customers value most.

Students will also learn how to select and define indicators to collect data and how to organise data into a dashboard that can provide feedback on progress toward quality measurement. Finally, this book explores how to analyse the data by detailing how variation lives in your data, and whether this variation is acceptable. Case studies are provided to demonstrate how quality measurement can be applied to clinical as well as operational aspects of healthcare delivery.

Key Features
  • Written by an internationally-recognised expert in the field of quality management
  • Helps students understand how to plan and implement a successful quality measurement program in a healthcare facility – not only how to measure but what to measure
  • Shows students how to remove the subjective nature of “quality” and provide statistical models and management protocols for measuring and evaluating health care provider performance through every phase of care and service
  • Presents an overview of the context for quality measurement, the forces influencing the demand for quality reform, how to listen to the voice of the customer, and the characteristics of quality that customers value most
Table of Contents

Chapter  1  Setting the Context for Measurement 
Chapter  2  Why are you measuring? 
Chapter  3  Measuring the Voice of the Customer 
Chapter  4  Milestones in the Quality Measurement Journey 
Chapter  5  Organising Indicators into a Strategic Dashboard 
Chapter  6  Tapping the Knowledge that Hides in Data 
Chapter  7  Overcoming Numerical Illiteracy 
Chapter  8  Understanding Variation with Run Charts 
Chapter  9  Understanding Variation with Shewhart Charts 
Chapter  10  Applying Quality Measurement Principles 
Chapter  11  Connecting the Dots 

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