Die entwicklung von qualitätsindikatoren - Hintergrund, methoden und probleme

Translated title of the contribution: Developing quality indicators: Background, methods and problems

Thomas Kötter*, Friederike Schaefer, Eva Blozik, Martin Scherer

*Corresponding author for this work
25 Citations (Scopus)


Quality indicators (QIs) are used in many areas of health care in order to measure, compare, and improve quality. QIs are specific, measurable aspects of care that can be used to assess its quality. Assessing the quality of care contributes to quality improvement. Amongst other applications, QIs are used in quality management for comparisons between providers and in pay-for-performance systems. QIs can be developed on the basis of expert opinion, scientific evidence or clinical practice guidelines. For the efficient development of high quality QIs, rigorous, approved, and evidence-based development methods are needed. At present, there is no gold standard for the development of QIs.

Translated title of the contributionDeveloping quality indicators: Background, methods and problems
Original languageGerman
JournalZeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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