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Supporting quality indicators in the UK national health service

Slevin, Lindi and Dagdeviren, Huseyin and Juric, Radmila and Akram, Ansha (2005) Supporting quality indicators in the UK national health service. In: 27th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, 2005. IEEE Computer Society, USA, pp. 157-162. ISBN 953713802X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITI.2005.1491114

Abstract

Quality indicators for performance management of the UK National Health Service have been introduced for general practitioners (GPs) in order to monitor if they are meeting their performance targets. Such requirements impose significant load to GPs’ everyday operations and any type of software solution that stores relevant information and addresses performance indicators can help GPs to justify their fundholding. In this paper we report on a way of incorporating the semantics of a set of quality indicators in a database schema that can fit any GPs' practice. We concentrate on indicators that posed problems when creating the database and we provide a discussion that justifies our design decisions.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:997
Deposited On:02 Dec 2005
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:29

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