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Can structured data fields accurately measure quality of care? The example of falls

David A. Ganz, MD, PhD, et al.

Electronic health records may help us measure the quality of medical care more efficiently. In this study, we wanted to find out whether care for falls and fear of falling in outpatients 75 years and older could be accurately measured from a special progress note template for falls used in both paper and electronic forms. The reliability of measuring care from the note template was good for some activities, but quality of care measured from the note template did not capture all care provided. For now, an accurate measurement of care provided for falls will still require human review.

Volume 49 Number 9, 2012
   Pages 1411 — 1420


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Ganz DA, Almeida S, Roth CP, Reuben DB, Wenger NS. Can structured data fields accurately measure quality of care? The example of falls. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012; 49(9):1411–20.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.09.0184
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