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National Quality Benchmarking in Germany

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  • Size of the project:
    • 2,000 German Hospitals (> 98%)
    • 5,000 medical departments
    • 3 Million cases in 2005
    • 20% of all hospital cases in Germany
    • 300 Quality indicators in 26 areas of care
    • 800 experts involved (national and regional)
  • Ideas and goals:
    • Define standards (evidence based, public)
    • Define levels of acceptance
    • Document processes, risks and results
    • Present variation
    • Start structured dialog
    • Improve and check

Source: Christof Veit, "The Structured Dialog: National Quality Benchmarking in Germany."
Presentation at Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, June 2006.

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