Journal article

Quality of Care in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Belinda D Jackson, Peter De Cruz



The rising burden of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has the potential to have a negative impact on the quality of care delivered to patients with IBD. Quality of care has been described by the World Health Organization as "the extent to which health care services provided to individuals and patient populations improve desired health outcomes." Variation in care has been identified as a key barrier to achieving quality of care in IBD. Assessment of quality of care attempts to minimize variation in care. Quality indicators have been developed in IBD as a minimum standard of care according to evidence-based guidelines. Models of care to achieve and maintain quality include integrated care, pa..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was not directly funded. This work was supported with the assistance of an unrestricted educational grant support from the Gutsy Group. B.D.J. is supported by National Health and Medical Research Council and by an Avant Doctor in Training Scholarship. P.D.C. has previously been supported by a GESA Bushell Postdoctoral Fellowship and David Bickart Clinician Research Fellowship from the University of Melbourne and is currently supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship.