Clinical Quality Assessment/Improvement

Clinical Quality Assessment/Improvement
Select a diagnostic or procedural topic relevant to patient care that would be suitable for a quality assessment and improvement project. Prepare a three- to four-page paper in which you:

  • Define the purpose or focus of the assessment process.      (Ask: What are we trying to accomplish?)
  • Identify/develop at least four key indicators or      parameters (performance measures) for the selected topic that provide data      to support the purpose or focus of the assessment process. (Ask: What will      tell us that a change is an improvement?) Use resources on this topic to      help decide which indicators to use. Indicators may include, but are not      limited to:
    • Admission criteria/suggested population
    • Continued-stay review criteria
    • History of illness
    • Lab values
    • Symptomatology/indications for the disease or       procedure
    • Vital signs
    • Medications
    • Ongoing monitoring
    • Length of stay
    • Type of treatment
    • Complications/management of care
    • Comorbidities
    • Management (for example, of therapy or education)
    • Discharge planning

Your paper must:

  • Be three- to four-pages in length (excluding the title      and reference pages and charts and graphs) and formatted according to APA      style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Include references for a minimum of three scholarly      sources published within the past three years, in addition to your      textbook.