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Keywords

outcomes framework, quality of care, standardized data collection

 

Authors

  1. Wong, Sabrina T. PhDc, RN
  2. Stewart, Anita L. PhD
  3. Gilliss, Catherine L. DNSc, RN, FAAN

Abstract

In our modification of a quality of care framework, we blended the labels of both models with respect to structure, labeling it structure/inputs. We then specified the types of characteristics in each of the 12 cells that can guide the evaluation of the areas of interest in a primary care system. The identification of characteristics of this conceptual framework and its subsequent application are important for a number of reasons. Specifically, this framework systematically organizes standardized data elements that are critical to monitoring and subsequently improving quality of care, guiding research, influencing policy, and developing nurse-sensitive patient outcomes.