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Nervenarzt. 2013 Mar;84(3):350-65. doi: 10.1007/s00115-012-3705-4.

[Developmental process of DGPPN quality indicators].

[Article in German]

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Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf, Medizinische Fakultät, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Bergische Landstr. 2, 40629 Düsseldorf, Deutschland. Isabell.Grossimlinghaus@lvr.de

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Valid and feasible quality indicators can measure healthcare quality and show potential for improvement in care. The German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN) has developed trans-sectoral quality indicator sets for four mental disorders with high prevalence (alcohol dependence, dementia, depression and schizophrenia).

MATERIAL AND METHOD:

The DGPPN followed a structured multistage process and used guideline recommendations and the results of systematic evidence searches as the basis for the development of these quality indicators. This was followed by a structured consensus process for all quality indicators.

RESULTS:

Four evidence and consensus-based, diagnosis-specific and trans-sectoral quality indicator sets have been developed.

CONCLUSION:

It is possible to develop quality indicators on the basis of guideline recommendations. The implementation of the DGPPN quality indicators will play a crucial role in order to evaluate their utility and feasibility as quality measures for German mental healthcare.

PMID:
23494246
DOI:
10.1007/s00115-012-3705-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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