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

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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
Volume9
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Reproductive Medicine
Quality Improvement
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Critical Pathways
Evidence-Based Medicine
Delivery of Health Care

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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