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Nurs Clin North Am. 2012 Sep;47(3):395-405. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2012.05.010. Epub 2012 Jul 21.

The quality burden.

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  • 1University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 308 Harvard Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. disch003@umn.edu

Abstract

While the cost of care remains a major focus of attention in pursuing quality patient care, little recognition has been given to the costs of the quality improvement efforts themselves: the time, energy, infrastructure, and emotional stress associated with documenting, monitoring, reporting, implementing, and evaluating quality indicators and initiatives. This article describes an emerging phenomenon, the quality burden, which, though often unmeasured, is significant in size and impact and accompanies ongoing efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care. Recommendations are given to mitigate the impact of the quality burden in delivering care and improving quality and safety.

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