Performance measurements in diabetes care: the complex task of selecting quality indicators

Int J Qual Health Care: October 22, 2013

Purpose To review the literature on the content and development of the sets of quality indicators used in studies on the quality of diabetes care in primary care settings.

Data sources The MEDLINE (Ovid), PubMed, PsychINFO, Embase and CINAHL databases were searched for relevant articles published up to January 2011.

Study selection and data extraction We included studies on the quality of adult diabetes care, using quality indicators. We excluded studies focusing on the hospital setting, patient subgroups, specific components of diabetes care and specific outcomes. In total, 102 studies (including 102 sets and 1494 indicators) were analyzed by two independent reviewers, using the criteria of the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse and international guidelines to document the content and selection of the identified indicators. Read more