By Eva Arvidsson (Sweden)
EQuiP Working Group Leader on Quality Indicators
EQuiP Working Group on Quality Indicators
- The length of the consultation
- Whether a medicine was prescribed for different complaints
- Whether the patients left the consulting room “satisfied”
We still have not decided what these proxy indicators should be.
We decided on a number of areas that need to be developed :
- Produce a policy paper on the subject.
- Decide on appropriate indicators and develop them into a usable tool.
- Make this tool available to members of EQuiP via the web site.
The 41st EQuiP Assembly Meeting held in Stockholm 12-14 April 2012 was themed 'Nationally Aggregated Data in Family Medicine'.
Media and Resources
- Please read the newly published EQuiP article on Measuring quality in primary healthcare – opportunities and weaknesses (2019).
- Please access the revised EQuiP Position Paper on Measuring Quality (2018).
- Please read the 53rd EQuiP Assembly Meeting Working Group Report (2017-2018)
- Please consult the interactive ePDF (PDF, 5MB) for PP slides and video
- Please read the Workshop Report from #3 VdGM Forum in Jerusalem 2016: Measuring Diabetic Care: What Are Good Indicators?
- Please access the EQuiP position paper on measuring quality in health care (revised 2010).
The EQuiP position paper on measuring quality in health care is a statement for all partners in health care on how patient data should be gathered and used for quality purposes. With this position paper, EQuiP wants to emphasise the ethical dimensions of patient data handling in quality measurement. This should, in all situations, guarantee patients’ privacy and confidentiality in the doctor-patient relationship.
This document, when referring to quality in health care, refers to the degree to which health care systems, services, and supplies for individuals and populations increase the likelihood for positive health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge (IOM definition). When referring to quality measurement of health care, the document includes the collecting, storing and comparing of any data on health care performance and patient health.