Whyte J. Invited commentary on quality of care indicators for the rehabilitation of children with traumatic brain injury, and quality of care indicators for the structure and organization of inpatient rehabilitation care of children with traumatic brain injury.
Measures of structure and process in health care have been shown to be associated with care outcomes in prior research. Two articles in this issue propose measures of structure and process that may be relevant to pediatric traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. This commentary considers how these potential measures may be related to the actual treatments and services that ultimately affect patient outcomes.
List of Abbreviations:TBI (traumatic brain injury)
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
- Quality of care indicators for the rehabilitation of children with traumatic brain injury.Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012; 93: 381-385
- Quality of care indicators for the structure and organization of inpatient rehabilitation care of children with traumatic brain injury.Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012; 93: 386-393
- Interpreting the volume-outcome relationship in the context of health care quality: workshop summary.Institute of Medicine, Washington (DC)2000
- The wisdom of crowds: why the many are smarter than the few and how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies and nations.Random House, New York2004
- Annals of medicine: the checklist.The New Yorker. Dec 10 2007;
- Mortality reduction after implementing a clinical practice guidelines-based management protocol for severe traumatic brain injury.J Crit Care. 2010; 25: 190-195
- Association between implementation of clinical practice guidelines and outcome for traumatic brain injury.World J Surg. 2007; 31: 1352-1355
- Effects of hospital care environment on patient mortality and nurse outcomes.J Nurs Adm. 2008; 38: 223-229
Published online: January 27, 2012
No commercial party having a direct financial interest in the results of the research supporting this article has or will confer a benefit on the author or on any organization with which the author is associated.
Reprints are not available from the author.
© 2012 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
ScienceDirectAccess this article on ScienceDirect
- Quality of Care Indicators for the Structure and Organization of Inpatient Rehabilitation Care of Children With Traumatic Brain InjuryArchives of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationVol. 93Issue 3
- PreviewZumsteg JM, Ennis SK, Jaffe KM, Mangione-Smith R, MacKenzie EJ, Rivara FP, and the National Expert Panel for the Development of Pediatric Rehabilitation Quality of Care Indicators. Quality of care indicators for the structure and organization of inpatient rehabilitation care of children with traumatic brain injury.
- Quality of Care Indicators for the Rehabilitation of Children With Traumatic Brain InjuryArchives of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationVol. 93Issue 3
- Can Quality of Care Indicators Measure Quality of Care?Archives of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationVol. 93Issue 11
- PreviewWe found the recent articles1,2 and commentary3 on quality of care measures in pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) to be informative, thought-provoking, and yet somewhat disheartening. The work of the National Expert Panel for the Development of Pediatric Quality of Care Indicators strives to advance quality in pediatric TBI with designation of quality indicators and the demonstration of meaningful variations of adherence in a subset of indicators across rehabilitation units. The work offers a foundation to study quality in this population, and from such a platform, design and implement worthwhile quality improvement (QI) initiatives.