Table 2

Process (P) and outcome (O) indicators

Pressure Ulcers

% patients where nurses assessed pressure ulcer risk (P)

% patients at risk for pressure ulcers (O)

% patients with pressure ulcers grade 2 or worse (O; prevalence)

% patients developing nonblanchable erythema (O; incidence)

% patients developing pressure ulcers grade 2 or worse (O; incidence)

% patients developing pressure ulcers grade 2 or worse at the heels (O; incidence)

% at risk patients receiving permanent adequate preventive measures (P)

% patients developing pressure ulcers despite the preventive measures (O)

% patients with pressure ulcers increasing in grade and/or becoming more serious (O)


Urinary tract infection

% patients where nurses assessed risk for urinary tract infection (P)

% patients at risk for urinary tract infections (O)

% patients with urinary tract infections (O; prevalence)

% patients with fecal incontinence with urinary tract infections (O; prevalence)

% patients with urinary tract infections who have of had a bladder catheter (O; prevalence)

% patients developing urinary tract infections (O; incidence)

% at risk patients receiving permanent adequate preventive measures (P)

% patients with an appropriate/correct indication for indwelling bladder catheter (P)


Falls

% patients where nurses assessed risk for falling (P)

% patients at risk for falls (O)

% patient falls (O; prevalence)

% patients at risk that received multi-factorial measures (P)

% patients in which both risk factors and multi-factorial measures were evaluated regularly (P)

% patient that fell despite multi-factorial measures (O)


van Gaal et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:58   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-58

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