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Clin Geriatr Med. 2000 May;16(2):387-400.

Measuring quality in end-of-life care.

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  • 1Division of General Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90012, USA.

Abstract

Scrutiny of the quality of medical care near the end of life is increasing. Experts have begun to define and conceptualize quality of care for dying patients and are developing measurement tools to assess quality of care in this population. Definitions and conceptual models of quality of care at the end of life are reviewed. Approaches for measuring the processes and outcomes of end-of-life care are discussed. Approaches for initiating quality assessment of end-of-life care among geriatric patients are suggested.

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10783435
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