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J Surg Oncol. 2009 Jun 15;99(8):500-4. doi: 10.1002/jso.21192.

National quality measurement using clinical indicators: the Danish National Indicator Project.

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National Indicator Project, University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark. jan.mainz@rn.dk

Abstract

This article describes the Danish National Indicator Project that aims to document and improve the quality of care at national level. Specific clinical indicators, standards, and prognostic factors have been developed for eight diseases (e.g. lung cancer). It has been implemented in all clinical departments in Denmark. Participation is mandatory. Results related to lung cancer are presented and discussed. The experiences from 2000 to 2008 indicate that the quality of care related to the eight diseases improve over time and that that performance and outcome measurement will get paid in terms of quality improvement.

PMID:
19466740
DOI:
10.1002/jso.21192
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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