The importance of outcome assessment and continuous quality improvement in reproductive medicine

S. Dolan, D. Olive

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This article reviews theories of quality and advocates a model of continuous quality improvement. It proposes that behavioral outcomes are the central outcomes in health care and addresses measures of 'QQL.' The theory of evidence-based medicine is explained and illustrated. As tangible examples of outcome assessment and continuous quality improvement, clinical pathways and criteria sets are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-83
Number of pages13
JournalInfertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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