Quality Book of Tools validation study published

We are very excited to have published our validation study of the quality indicators in the Quality Book of Tools. In 2009, we did a systematic comparison of similar indicators that we found in other assessment tools. Forty-four indicators were valid. Of the remaining sixty-three indicators brought to a Delphi panel, thirty-seven were valid. This study provided the foundation for the Quality Book of Tools.

Checkout our study in Family Practice:
Cheryl A Levitt, Kalpana Nair, Lisa Dolovich, David Price and Linda Hilts. Refinement of indicators and criteria in a quality tool for assessing quality in primary care in Canada: a Delphi Panel study. Family Practice, 2014, Vol. 00, No. 00, 1–15. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmu021(Family Practice Advanced Access published 30 July 2014)

Or click on this link:
http://fampra.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/07/18/fampra.cmu021.abstract

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