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Home Health Care Serv Q. 2007;26(4):93-104.

The central role of performance measurement in improving the quality of transitional care.

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Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center, 13611 East Colfax Ave, Suite 100, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. Eric.Coleman@uchsc.edu

Abstract

The objectives of this study were: (1) to demonstrate the ability of the Care Transitions Measure (CTM) to identify care deficiencies; (2) to devise and implement a quality improvement approach designed to remedy these deficiencies; (3) to assess the impact of the quality improvement approach on CTM scores; and (4) to test whether the CTM-3 predicts return to the emergency department. The CTM was found to be a sensitive tool able to capture changes in performance. The 3-item CTM was found to significantly predict post-hospital return to the emergency department within the first 30 days (p = 0.004).

PMID:
18032202
DOI:
10.1300/J027v26n04_07
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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