Care providers and governments use Quality Indicators to monitor and improve the quality of care within and across organizations. QIs are pointers that indicate potential problem areas that need further review and investigation.
- Can be derived directly from the assessment instruments
- Process and outcome indicators
- Prevalence and incidence measures
- Include risk adjustment
Home Care Quality Indicators (HCQIs) include over 20 indicators covering the following domains: nutrition, medication, incontinence, ulcers, physical function, cognitive function, pain, and safety/environment.
Several generations of nursing home Quality Indicators (QIs) are used worldwide. The latest version of interRAI QIs include over 30 indicators for short and long-stay residents. These quality measures show ways in which nursing homes are different from one another.
The 27 MHQIs reflect the clinical outcomes and safety of mental health services. Domains include mental health symptoms, behaviours, cognitive performance, daily functioning, physical pain, interpersonal conflict, and restraint use.