Performance Metrics

  1. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.14987/full  (Identifies 22 quality indictors and compares quality of care between HHC organizations).
    1. This research article evaluates the performance metrics of various home health organizations by identifying twenty two quality indicators and comparing them between these organizations. The abstract of this article is initially displayed.  To access the whole article, you can purchase instant access by either renting, buying through cloud, or downloading as a PDF.  Other options for accessing this content include becoming a society or association member or if you have access from various institutions.
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28971884?log$=activity (Identifies triggers that may lead to re-hospitalization, lower the triggers means more quality care and can measure hhc agency performance).
    1. A research article published on PubMed that identifies a trigger tool that helps to identify adverse events that affect patients receiving home health care.  The abstract of this article is initially displayed.  To access the full article for free, select the “open access full text” tab under “full text links”.
  3. https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/Data/Measuring-Agency-Performance.html (How to measure home health agency performance).
    1. The official United States Government site for Medicare suggests different methods for measuring home health agency performance.  In doing so this will help you as both an employee and patient choose a home health agency that meets your needs the best.  Such methods include star ratings for quality of patient care and patient experience of care, process measures, and outcome measures.
  4. https://guidingmetrics.com/content/home-health-industrys-12-most-critical-metrics/ (12 metrics that can be measured in home health care).
    1. This article identifies twelve critical metrics that every home health industry should keep track of, excluding profits and sales.  Each metric that is identified includes a description of what the metric is, how it can be calculated, and why the metric is important to keep track of.  A visual graph is also included to show how each metric can be displayed or analyzed.

 

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