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By Faye Kehler Family Physician and GP Anesthetist since 1987 interested in all aspects of Medicine
Cheryl A Levitt, Kalpana Nair, Lisa Dolovich, David Price, Linda Hilts
PURPOSE: Primary care is the cornerstone of the health care system and increasingly countries are developing indicators for assessing quality in primary care practices. The 'Quality Tool', developed in Ontario, Canada, provides a framework for assessing practices and consists of indicators and criteria. The purpose of this study was to validate the indicators and simplify the Quality Tool. METHODS: This study involved a systematic comparison of indicators in the Quality Tool with those in other local and international tools to determine common indicators to include as valid in the Quality Tool...
October 2014: Family Practice
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