AHS450_Unit5 - AHS 450 QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE...

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Unformatted text preview: AHS 450 QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE UNIT 5: ASSESSING PERFORMANCE Topics Covered in This Lecture ¡ Techniques for evaluating performance ¡ How comparative data can be used to establish performance targets Analysis Phase ¡ Performance data should help people answer: ¢ What is current performance? ¢ Is there a trend over time? ¢ Should we take any action? What action? ¢ What is contributing to the most undesirable performance? ¢ Are we focused on highest priorities for improvement? Results of One Performance Measure More Details Added Neonatal Death Rates Per 1000 Live Births ( 26 to 32 weeks gestation) Our Hospital 14 % All Regional Tertiary Centers 16 % Causes of Neonatal Death Cause Our Hospital (%) Regional Tertiary Centers (%) National Average (%) Respiratory Distress Syndrome 58 30 38 p<0.01 Infection 20 30 27 ns Central nervous system bleed 10 10 12 ns Anomalies 2 5 4 ns Other 10 15 19 ns Factors to Consider When Presenting Performance Data ¡ Who is the audience?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2011 for the course AHS 450 taught by Professor Spath during the Spring '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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AHS450_Unit5 - AHS 450 QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE...

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