Title

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Working Group Report on the Quality of Asthma Care.

Publication/Presentation Date

9-1-1996

Abstract

The quality of asthma care is the second topic of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Task Force Report on the Cost Effectiveness, Quality of Care, and Financing of Asthma Care. This working group recommended an asthma continuous quality improvement model as an appropriate framework for examining the quality of asthma care. This model can be implemented by various organizations and providers of care in a variety of settings. The framework consists of four steps: (1) define the opportunity for improvement, (2) set the asthma quality improvement goals (outcomes), (3) characterize the process of care, and (4) begin the improvement cycle. Several case studies are presented to illustrate the use of this model in various settings, including managed care facilities, emergency departments, teaching hospitals, physician's offices, schools, workplaces, and communities. In addition, the appendix provides an overview of asthma outcome measures in the framework of patient-centered versus organizationally based perspectives.

Volume

154

Issue

3 Pt 2

First Page

96

Last Page

118

ISSN

1073-449X

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

8810631

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article