Indicators for Hospital Quality Improvement in Functional Decline
The provincial LHIN-led Senior Friendly Hospital Indicators working group, co-chaired by the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto and Baycrest, was tasked with identifying accountability indicators to support the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of practices addressing hospital-acquired functional decline in older patients.
A literature search and an environmental scan of existing metrics in Ontario identified a large array of potential indicators. Thirty-three subject matter experts across the province participated in a Delphi-panel and consensus meetings to select the process and outcome indicators shown below.
A sub-working group is currently planning implementation testing of these indicators, and further updates will follow.
Updated April 15 2013