Sample Health Paper on Quality Metrics

Quality Metrics

Assisted nurse managers use various quality measures in a neuro-rehab setting. Patient safety measures that consider patient fatality rates by ailment or treatment and equity metrics that take into account the number of beds and services options available are two examples of quality metrics used in a neuro-rehab setting (Orne, 2021).

The percentage of patients who pass away while receiving treatment at the hospital before even being dismissed is called the patient mortality rate. This statistic is a reliable predictor of a practitioner’s capacity to improve the patient’s condition after treatment or another operation. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are 2,860,000 patient fatalities nationwide yearly, or an average medical mortality rate of 4%. (Wang, 2019).

The number of inpatient beds used at any particular time is referred to as the bed utilization rate. The institution’s degree in offering treatments and services—secondary or tertiary—determines the sort of services (Griffiths et al., 2022). If utilization is just too low, the institution is probably spending money on staffing and facilities maintenance that isn’t essential. Because there aren’t enough physicians to care for the admitted patients, treatment quality could suffer if occupancy is too high.

The results of these quality measures are presented to the whole staff throughout faculty meetings and displayed on the facility’s quality metric report boards.

Providing such quality indicators to employees enables them to assess how well they are treating patients and providing services, which helps to regulate and facilitate better outcomes.

 

 

References

Griffiths, P., Ball, J., Bloor, K., Böhning, D., Briggs, J., & Dall’Ora, C. et al. (2022). Nurse staffing levels, missed vital signs and mortality in hospitals: retrospective longitudinal observational study. Ora.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2022, from https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:f5d91ef7-7e92-47cd-94c0-6b4d6505c974.

Orne, J. (2021). Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Pediatric Bowel Management Algorithm: A Quality Improvement Project. Science Direct. Retrieved 16 July 2022, from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2021.06.007.

Wang, M. (2019). MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report Surveillance Summaries, Vol. 68, no. 12, December 6, 2019. Stacks.cdc.gov. Retrieved 16 July 2022, from https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/83198.