How to Assist Intensive Care Units in Improving Healthcare Quality. Development of Actionable Quality Indicators on Blood use

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015:210:429-33.


Previously developed quality indicators (QIs) for the intensive care did not give clues for quality improvement. We will improve this by developing new QIs that are actionable, reliable, valid and easy to register. Using a modified RAND technique we developed in three rounds new QIs for blood use at Dutch intensive care units (ICUs). The final set of QIs will be part of the National Intensive Care Evaluation quality registry and evaluated in a randomized controlled trial. In addition, a web-based feedback tool containing strategies for quality improvement will be developed. With the results of this project we hope to improve and maintain good quality of care at the Dutch ICUs .

MeSH terms

  • Blood Transfusion / classification*
  • Blood Transfusion / statistics & numerical data*
  • Checklist / methods
  • Critical Care / statistics & numerical data*
  • Intensive Care Units / statistics & numerical data*
  • Netherlands
  • Quality Improvement / organization & administration*
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care / organization & administration*