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Driving Quality Improvement Through Clinical Indicator Programs

Driving Quality Improvement Through Clinical Indicator Programs

Structural indicators in Taiwanese hospitals include the number of specialties, access to technologies, and availability of specific units like stroke units.

Process indicators encompass adherence to clinical guidelines, thrombolysis rates for MI patients, and door-to-needle time. Outcome indicators range from intermediate outcomes like HbA1c levels to final outcomes such as mortality and patient satisfaction. Taiwan has seen various clinical indicator programs evolve, with hospitals participating, selecting appropriate indicators, collecting data, benchmarking against peers, and implementing continuous improvement strategies.

What obstacles might hospitals face in accurately collecting and submitting data for clinical indicators, and how can these challenges be addressed?

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