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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology