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The quality measurement system in ophthalmology (QMSO): basic elements of the system
Session Title: Special Cases
Session Date/Time: Friday 14/02/2014 | 08:30-10:00
Paper Time: 08:54
Venue: Kosovel Hall (Level -2)
First Author: : JoergFoerster GERMANY
Co Author(s): : Tim Herbst Dominik Haas
In the first of three presentations, the quality measurement system in ophthalmology will be described and explained. On the basis of the “Quality Index Bellevue system”, 1aMedico and Augenklinik Bellevue jointly developed a quality measurement system, which helps to assess outcome quality of different ophthalmologic surgeries.
Actually, 21 surgery centers in Germany with more than 40 surgeons are already participating. More than 60.000 medical cases have been reported and assessed by the quality measurement so far.
The quality measurement system transfers each medical finding into a quality index and bases upon the German school grading system. It is built up of three subarea quality indices, which includes measurable and subjectively ascertained findings as well as different aspects of patient satisfaction.
Since the first of three presentations puts the focus on the description of the quality measurement system, further results concerning data evaluation will be presented in the context of the following presentations.
First experiences with the quality measurement system have been presented in Amsterdam. Results show that the system has a great benefit: with the help of the quality measurement system, outcome quality of every single surgery center and every single surgeon is presentable and comparable anonymously. Since the quality measurement is built up 18 medical findings, conspicuities in outcome quality may be traced back to its source so that appropriate reactions may be initiated.
In the first of three presentations, the quality measurement system in ophthalmology will be presented. It has been established in the context of cooperation between Augenklinik Bellevue and 1aMedico. The quality measurement bases upon the transfer of different medical findings into simple school grades, which may be pooled to superior quality indices.
First experiences with the quality measurement system are very promising. With the help of this system, surgery center as well as surgeons may assess their own outcome quality in the context of an anonymous benchmark system. Furthermore, quality deficits may be identified and appropriate reactions may be initiated in time. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE