Quality of Care Term Paper

Quality of Care
Analysis of the quality of healthcare provided in the United States today.
# 119458 | 1,712 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 29, 2010 in Medical and Health (General)

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This paper describes the challenges that face health care professionals in order to continue to maintain or improve the quality of the care provided. The paper also discusses the various definitions of "quality of care" and explores how they are used to improve a patient's experience when receiving care.

From the Paper:

"There have been several studies in which the quality of care was examined. One such study was conducted by Sloan, who reviewed several large scale empirical studies of quality of care by Medicare beneficiaries in nonprofit and for-profit hospitals. "Various measures of quality were examined, such as the extent to which medical charts shows that specific diagnostic and therapeutic procedures were performed competently as well as overall care process; different hospital admissions were examined, such as hip fracture, stroke, coronary heart disease, and congestive heart failure; and different outcomes measures were examined, such as survival, functional status, cognitive status, and probability if living in a nursing home." (Feldstein 169) In these studies, it was found that, "although patients admitted to major teaching hospitals did better, no statistically significant differences were found between non-teaching hospitals and for-profit hospitals." (Feldstein 169)"

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Anonymous. "Quality of Care." Stanford Medical Group. Stanford School Of Medicene. Web. 9 Nov. 2009. <http://smg.stanford.edu/guide/quality.html>.
  • Creel, Liz C., Justine C. Sass, and Nancy V. Yinger. "Overview of Quality of Care in Reproductive Health: Definitions and Measurements of Quality." Population Reference Bureau. PRB.Org. Web. 3 Nov. 2009. <http://www.popcouncil.org/pdfs/frontiers/QOC/QOC-Overview.pdf>.
  • Feldstein, Paul J. Health Policy Issues: An Economic Perspective. 4th ed. Washington: Health Administration, 2007. Print.
  • Mantone, Joseph. "Public Knowledge: Nursing Homes improve quality of care scores." Modern Healthcare 35.1 (2005): 12. U.S. National Library of Medicine. 3 Jan. 2005. Web. 9 Nov. 2009. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15693511>.

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