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Self-assessment questionnaire for family doctors’ assessment of quality improvement competencies: a cross-cultural adaptation in Slovenia

et al. Development of a aompetency framework for quality improvement in family medicine: a qualitative study. J Contin Educ Health Prof 2012; 32: 174-80. 10. Klemenc-Ketis Z, Vanden Bussche P, Rochfort A, Emaus C, Eriksson T, Kersnik J. Teaching quality improvement in family medicine. Educ Prim Care 2012; 23: 378-81. 11. Gordon P, Tomasa L, Kerwin J. ACGME outcomes project: selling our expertise. Fam Med 2004; 36: 164-7. 12. Tomolo AM, Lawrence RH, Watts B, Augustine S, Aron DC, Singh MK. Pilot study evaluating a

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Measuring quality in primary healthcare – opportunities and weaknesses

1 Introduction High quality primary care is essential for all stakeholders, e.g. patients, professionals and local and national healthcare authorities. The relatively easy access to data from electronic patient records, which can be combined with information collected from other sources, has made it common to use this type of data both for professional quality improvement and for payment systems like pay-for-performance ( 1 ). In recent years, the use of quality indicators in pay-for-performance systems has increased ( 2 , 3 ). General practitioners (GPs

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The development of a consensus definition for healthcare improvement science (HIS) in seven European countries: A consensus methods approach

1 Introduction Improving healthcare quality has become a priority over the past years ( 1 ). While much of quality improvement work is unscientific ( 2 ), the adoption of a more scientific approach to improvement could enhance the ability of health systems to provide high-quality care and use their resources optimally ( 3 ). Healthcare improvement science (HIS) represents ‘the combined and unceasing efforts of everyone – healthcare professionals, patients and their families, researchers, payers, planners and educators – to make the changes that will lead to

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Care pathways for the organization of patients' care

patients with chronic illness-which ones work? Meta-analysis of published reports. BMJ 2002; 325: 925. Pearson ML, Wu S, Schaefer J, et al. Assessing the implementation of the chronic care model in quality improvement collaboratives. Health Serv Res 2005; 40: 978-96. Vanhaecht K, De Witte K, Sermeus W. The Care Process Organisation Triangle: A framework to better understand how clinical pathways work. Int J Care Pathw 2007; 11: 1-8. Seemungal TA, Hurst JR, Wedzicha JA. Exacerbation rate, health

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Quality indicators and accreditation as a tool for quality management in healthcare in Slovenia

Kazalniki kakovosti in akreditacija kot orodja za vodenje kakovosti v zdravstvu v Sloveniji

Uvod. Proučevanje odstopanj od pričakovanih rezultatov dejavnosti je osnovno orodje za izboljšanje kakovosti. Tudi v zdravstvu se tovrstno proučevanje odvija, zlasti z določitvijo kazalnikov kakovosti in postavitvijo standardov ter presojo njihovega spoštovanja skozi sistem akreditacije. V Sloveniji so se, še posebej v zadnjem letu, vrstile dejavnosti, namenjene razvoju tega področja.

Metode. Potrebno se je bilo uskladiti in se dogovoriti za nacionalni nabor kazalnikov kakovosti ter pogoje za vzpostavitev ustreznega modela akreditiranje zdravstvenih ustanov v Sloveniji. Dogovor zahteva usklajevanje vseh ključnih akterjev in bistveno prispeva k razjasnitvi odnosov odgovornosti med partnerji v sistemu zdravstvenega varstva.

Rezultati. Oblikovan je bil razširjen nabor 72 kazalnikov kakovosti, ki se spremljajo na nacionalni ravni. Postavljene so bile tudi usmeritve glede akreditiranje, ki predvidevajo spodbude za akreditiranje pri mednarodno priznanih organizacijah. Pri tem je ključno upoštevanje nacionalnih in mednarodnih usmeritev, še posebej pa Direktive o pravicah pacientov do čezmejnega zdravstvenega varstva.

Zaključek. Skupna točka vseh partnerjev je zagotavljanje visoko kakovostne in varne zdravstvene obravnave za bolnika.

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Attitudes of Slovenian elderly people towards fall prevention

are the main risk factors for falls among older people and what are the most effective interventions to prevent these falls? Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe (Health Evidence Network report) 2004. Pridobljeno s spletne strani 23.7.2010: http://www.euro.who.int/___data/assets/pdf_file/0018/74700/E82552.pdf O'Loughlin J. et al. Incidence of and risk factors for falls and injurious falls among the community-dwelling elderly. Am J Epidem 1993; 137: 342-54. Freeman C. et al. Quality improvement for people

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Validation of Slovenian version of Jefferson scale of empathy for students

Zeitsch Med Ausbildung 2012; 29: 1-21. 8. The European Academy of Teachers in General Practice (EURACT). The EURACT Educational Agenda, 2005. Available Apr 16, 2012 at: www.euract.eu/official-documents/finish/3officialdocuments/93-euract-educational-agenda. 9. Czabanowska K, Klemenc Ketis Z, Potter A, Rochfort A, Tomasik T, Csiszar J et al. Development of a competency framework for quality improvement in family medicine: a qualitative study. J Cont Med Educ Health Profess 2012; 32: 174-80. 10. Borges N, Hartung PJ

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Alcohol Drinking Among Students of the University of Ljubljana

društvu, 2012: 4 - 12. 17. Kolšek M, Poplas-Susič T, Kersnik J. Slovenian adaptation of the Original AUDIT-C Questionnaire. Subst Use Misuse 2013; 48: 581-9. 18. Bush K, Kivlahan DR, McDonell MB, Fihn SD, Bradley KA. The AUDIT alcohol consumption questions (AUDIT-C): an effective brief screening test for problem drinking. Ambulatory Care Quality Improvement Project (ACQUIP). Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. Arch Intern Med 1998; 158: 1789-95. 19. Rumpf HJ, Wohlert T, Freyer-Adam J, Grothues J, Bischof G

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Implementing quality indicators for diabetes and hypertension in family medicine in Slovenia

commissioned by the Ministry of Health are rarely used. Supervision of quality in primary care is fragmented and poorly coordinated. Family physicians (FPs) are more involved in unofficial and ad hoc forms of quality improvement than in formalised procedures. There are formal instruments for assessing quality, such as attestation of physicians, voluntary certification and accreditation, and mandatory licensing of physicians or nurses, but quality of primary health care has not yet been systematically assessed by quality indicators ( 10 ), despite the fact that a set of

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The effect of an educational intervention in family phisicians on self-rated quality of life in patients with medically unexplained symptoms

://www.zzzs.si/zzzs/intemet/zzzs.nsf/o/6F2CAD56EE119706C125770B00390171 15 Kroenke K, Spitzer RL, Williams JB. The PHQ-15: validity of a new measure for evaluating the severity of somatic symptoms. Psychosom Med 2002; 64: 258-66. 10.1097/00006842-200203000-00008 Kroenke K Spitzer RL Williams JB The PHQ-15: validity of a new measure for evaluating the severity of somatic symptoms Psychosom Med 2002 64 258 66 16 Klemenc-Ketiš Z, Kuhar P, Kersnik J, Burazeri G, Czabanowska K. Self-assessment questionnaire for family doctors’ assessment of quality improvement competencies: a cross

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