The Function of Measurement in Quality Improvement

Measurement is a critical function in quality improvement. Health care organizations utilize measurement tools to track their performance in various dimensions, including clinical quality, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, et cetera. Once selected, the measurements are organized and reported out via scorecards and dashboards.

For this discussion, research the literature and identify one health care metric for one of the following (handwashing, hospital acquired infection, patient registration, et cetera), or pick one you are familiar with or interested in.

In your post, describe the following:

  • Importance of the metric.
  • How the metric is measured.
  • The intended purpose of the metric selected (such as quality improvement, accreditation and public reporting).

Cite your sources using current APA style.

300-400 words.

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