Quality Indicators: The most important quality indicators that are regularly measured or assessed at DSFH are as follows:
Measures related to clinical areas, including:
• Patient Assessments.
• Laboratory Services.
• Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Services.
• Surgical Procedures.
• Antibiotic and other medication use.
• Medication errors and near misses.
• Anesthesia and Sedation use.
• Use of Blood and Blood Products.
• Availability, content, and use of Patient Records.
• Infection prevention and control, surveillance, and reporting, and clinical research.
Measures related to managerial areas, including:
• The procurement of routinely required supplies and medication essential to meet patient needs.
• Reporting of activities as required by laws and regulations.
• Risk management.
• Utilization management.
• Patient and family expectations and satisfaction.
• Staff expectations and satisfaction.
• Patient demographics and clinical diagnoses.
• Financial management, and prevention and control of events that jeopardize the safety of patients, families, and staff.
Measures for each of the International Patient Safety Goals:
• Identify patients correctly.
• Improve effective communication.
• Improve the Safety of High Alert Medications.
• Ensure Correct-Site, Correct Procedure, Correct Patient Surgery.
• Reduce the Risk of Health Care-Associated Infections.
• Reduce the Risk of Patient Harm Resulting from Falls.