Quality and performance improvement in critical care

Indian J Crit Care Med. 2008 Apr;12(2):67-76. doi: 10.4103/0972-5229.42560.


In the past decade, there is an increased focus on quality and safety in health care. Decreasing variation, increasing adherence to evidence based guidelines, monitoring processes, and measuring outcomes are critical for improving quality of care. Intensivists have broad knowledge of hospital organization, and need to be leaders in quality improvement efforts.

Keywords: Quality; intensivist; outcomes; performance measures; variation.