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Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2014 Mar;32(3):160-9. doi: 10.1016/j.eimc.2013.02.010. Epub 2013 Apr 11.

[Quality of care indicators for the care of human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals, adapted to the pediatric age].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Unitat de Patologia Infecciosa i Immunodeficiències de Pediatria, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: psoler@vhebron.net.
2
Unitat de Patologia Infecciosa i Immunodeficiències de Pediatria, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, España.
3
Servei de Farmàcia, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, España.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Since infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was first described, there have been many advances in its diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. However, few contributions are related to the area of health care quality. In this sense, the Spanish Study Group on AIDS (GESIDA) has developed a set of quality care indicators for adult patients living with HIV infection that includes a total of 66 indicators, 22 of which are considered to be relevant. Standards were calculated for each of them in order to reflect the level of the quality of care offered to these patients. Similar documents for pediatric patients are currently lacking.

METHODS:

Preparation of a set of quality care indicators applicable to pediatric patients based on the GESIDA document and the Spanish Guidelines for monitoring of pediatric patients infected with HIV. Each indicator was analysed with respect to the required standards in all patients under 18 years of age followed-up in our Unit, with the aim of evaluating the quality of care provided.

RESULTS:

A total of 61 indicators were collected (51 from the GESIDA document and 10 from currently available pediatric guidelines), 30 of which were considered to be relevant. An overall compliance of 81%-83% was obtained when assessing the relevant indicators.

CONCLUSION:

The availability of health care quality standards is essential for the care of pediatric HIV-infected patients. The assessment of these indicators in our Unit yielded satisfactory results.

KEYWORDS:

Health care quality indicators; Human immunodeficiency virus; Indicadores de calidad asistencial; Pediatrics; Pediatría; Virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana

PMID:
23582193
DOI:
10.1016/j.eimc.2013.02.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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