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Quality Improvement Narrative

Quality Indicators: How to Read them

The Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of health care quality that make use of readily available hospital/Long Term Care (LTC) inpatient administrative data.

There are 9indicators being followed by HQO and CIHI

These 9 indicators can be found in the HQO website and the CIHI website. The indicators available for the public emanate from the fiscal year of 2014 to 2015.
Indicators are as follows:

HQO:     

    • Falls- Lower % is better meaning, less falls has occurred
    • Worsening Pressure Ulcer- Lower % is better meaning, less pressure ulcers have developed
    • Daily Physical Restraints- Lower % is better meaning, less restraints are being applied

CIHI:

  • Improved or remained independent mid-loss ADL- Higher % is better meaning, - more residents have improved
  • Worsened or remained dependent mid-loss ADL - Lower % is better meaning,- less residents have worsened in ADL
  • Worsened mood from symptoms of depression - Lower % is better meaning, -  less residents have worsened mood
  • Taken antipsychotics without a diagnosis of psychosis- Lower % is better meaning, -  less residents are taking antipsychotics when not diagnosed with psychosis
  • Has pain- Lower % is better meaning, - less residents experience pain
  • Worsened pain- Lower % is better meaning, - less residents with worsened pain

These indicators can be used to compare our performance with other long term health care homes or to develop quality improvement programs to improve quality of care.

   

 

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