Using Process and Quality Indicator Matrices to Evaluate Correctional Healthcare Quality

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153936
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Presentation
Title:
Using Process and Quality Indicator Matrices to Evaluate Correctional Healthcare Quality
Abstract:
Using Process and Quality Indicator Matrices to Evaluate Correctional Healthcare Quality
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Riggs, C. Jo, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Central Missouri
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Janice M. Putnam, PhD, RN
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Purpose: Correctional healthcare directly impacts public health, and a gap has been identified between public and prison health in the United States and internationally (NCCH, 2008 & WHO, n.d.). Trends in the demographic characteristics of prisoners, multiple healthcare needs, lack of availability and access to basic healthcare, and the high cost of providing effective correctional healthcare suggest the need for local and international quality initiative programs that focus on evidence-based care and the development of local and international benchmarks for quality (Awofeso, 2004). This poster presentation provides an overview of such a quality improvement initiative. Methods: For the past decade, the Department of Corrections (DOC) of one state has been monitoring the quality of healthcare provided to offenders through a quantitative, longitudinal research project that includes annual review and evaluation of the healthcare that offenders receive. A matrix of process and outcome quality indicators has been developed, based upon relevancy and consistency with current practice guidelines. Trend performance and comparison to current national benchmarks form the basis for ongoing quality improvement across the DOC system. Results: Results show that excellent care is consistently provided in areas such as prenatal and postpartum care, acute myocardial infarction care, and the treatment of tuberculosis. In other areas including health screening for men and women, high cholesterol management, annual influenza vaccination, and blood glucose control (HbA1c), the need for improvement in data collection, processes, and care delivery has been identified. Conclusion: The coordination of multiple prisons, offender refusals of care, technological limitations, and other factors are among the challenges addressed. Awofeso, N. (2004, March/April). Correctional health care standards: A valuable mirror of trends in local and global health. American Jails 53-54. National Commission on Correctional Health Care. (2008). Standards for Health Services in Prisons. World Health Organization (n.d.). Health in Prisons Project. Online @ http://www.euro.who.int/prisons
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing Process and Quality Indicator Matrices to Evaluate Correctional Healthcare Qualityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153936-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using Process and Quality Indicator Matrices to Evaluate Correctional Healthcare Quality</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Riggs, C. Jo, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Central Missouri</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">riggs@ucmo.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janice M. Putnam, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Purpose: Correctional healthcare directly impacts public health, and a gap has been identified between public and prison health in the United States and internationally (NCCH, 2008 &amp; WHO, n.d.). Trends in the demographic characteristics of prisoners, multiple healthcare needs, lack of availability and access to basic healthcare, and the high cost of providing effective correctional healthcare suggest the need for local and international quality initiative programs that focus on evidence-based care and the development of local and international benchmarks for quality (Awofeso, 2004). This poster presentation provides an overview of such a quality improvement initiative. Methods: For the past decade, the Department of Corrections (DOC) of one state has been monitoring the quality of healthcare provided to offenders through a quantitative, longitudinal research project that includes annual review and evaluation of the healthcare that offenders receive. A matrix of process and outcome quality indicators has been developed, based upon relevancy and consistency with current practice guidelines. Trend performance and comparison to current national benchmarks form the basis for ongoing quality improvement across the DOC system. Results: Results show that excellent care is consistently provided in areas such as prenatal and postpartum care, acute myocardial infarction care, and the treatment of tuberculosis. In other areas including health screening for men and women, high cholesterol management, annual influenza vaccination, and blood glucose control (HbA1c), the need for improvement in data collection, processes, and care delivery has been identified. Conclusion: The coordination of multiple prisons, offender refusals of care, technological limitations, and other factors are among the challenges addressed. Awofeso, N. (2004, March/April). Correctional health care standards: A valuable mirror of trends in local and global health. American Jails 53-54. National Commission on Correctional Health Care. (2008). Standards for Health Services in Prisons. World Health Organization (n.d.). Health in Prisons Project. Online @ http://www.euro.who.int/prisons</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:37:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:37:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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