Akron Children's Hospital embraces the Institute of Medicine's definition of healthcare quality as a way to measure and improve our patient safety and quality. According to the IOM, medical care should be:
We will show how our quality outcomes compare to other children's hospitals in cases where we have benchmark data. This means that we all collect data in the same way and we share our data with one another. We also agree on what constitutes best practice.
In other cases, there is no agreement on what constitutes best practice nor is there sharing of quality data. Instead, we have established our own standards and goals.
Since the diseases that affect children are quite different from those of adults, it is often not appropriate to use adult measures to evaluate the quality of pediatric care. However, through our collaborations with other children's hospitals, we are working to develop additional evidence-based measures for patient quality in children and teens.
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