Defining quality indicators for emergency care delivery: findings of an expert consensus process by emergency care practitioners in Africa.
Morgan C Broccoli, Rachel Moresky, Julia Dixon, Ivy Muya, Cara Taubman, Lee A Wallis, Emilie J Calvello Hynes
BMJ Global Health | Published : 2018
Facility-based emergency care delivery in low-income and middle- income countries is expanding rapidly, particularly in Africa. Unfortunately, these efforts rarely include measurement of the quality or the impact of care provided, which is essential for improvement of care provision. Our aim was to determine context-appropriate quality indicators that will allow uniform and objective data collection to enhance emergency care delivery throughout Africa. We undertook a multiphase expert consensus process to identify, rank and refine quality indicators. A comprehensive review of the literature identified existing indicators; those associated with a substantial burden of disease in Africa were c..View full abstract