Measurement of quality of care and quality of life at the end of life

Virginia Tilden, Susan Tolle, Linda Drach, Susan Hickman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: Consumers and providers demand better indicators for quality of care and quality of life at the end of life. This article presents recommendations for advancing the science of measurement at end of life. Design and Methods: The authors reviewed the extant literature and applied the Institute of Medicine's conceptual framework for national health care quality to end-of-life care and research. Results: Ten recommendations were developed, charting a course for research that will improve the quality of care delivered and, consequently, the quality of life experienced at life's end. Implications: Measurement bridges the conceptual and operational levels of scientific research, clinical care, and quality improvement. Although a large amount of psychometric groundwork has been laid in the field of end-of-life research, the next wave of studies will ideally take measurement at end of life to a higher level of rigor and precision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalGerontologist
Volume42
Issue numberSPEC. ISS. 3
StatePublished - Oct 2002

Fingerprint

Quality of Health Care
Quality of Life
Research
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Health and Medicine Division
Terminal Care
Quality Improvement
Psychometrics

Keywords

  • End of life
  • Measurement
  • Quality improvement
  • Recommendations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging

Cite this

Measurement of quality of care and quality of life at the end of life. / Tilden, Virginia; Tolle, Susan; Drach, Linda; Hickman, Susan.

In: Gerontologist, Vol. 42, No. SPEC. ISS. 3, 10.2002, p. 71-80.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tilden, V, Tolle, S, Drach, L & Hickman, S 2002, 'Measurement of quality of care and quality of life at the end of life', Gerontologist, vol. 42, no. SPEC. ISS. 3, pp. 71-80.
Tilden, Virginia ; Tolle, Susan ; Drach, Linda ; Hickman, Susan. / Measurement of quality of care and quality of life at the end of life. In: Gerontologist. 2002 ; Vol. 42, No. SPEC. ISS. 3. pp. 71-80.
@article{f856db2fa4bc437badcd31a1b03dbe7f,
title = "Measurement of quality of care and quality of life at the end of life",
abstract = "Purpose: Consumers and providers demand better indicators for quality of care and quality of life at the end of life. This article presents recommendations for advancing the science of measurement at end of life. Design and Methods: The authors reviewed the extant literature and applied the Institute of Medicine's conceptual framework for national health care quality to end-of-life care and research. Results: Ten recommendations were developed, charting a course for research that will improve the quality of care delivered and, consequently, the quality of life experienced at life's end. Implications: Measurement bridges the conceptual and operational levels of scientific research, clinical care, and quality improvement. Although a large amount of psychometric groundwork has been laid in the field of end-of-life research, the next wave of studies will ideally take measurement at end of life to a higher level of rigor and precision.",
keywords = "End of life, Measurement, Quality improvement, Recommendations",
author = "Virginia Tilden and Susan Tolle and Linda Drach and Susan Hickman",
year = "2002",
month = "10",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "42",
pages = "71--80",
journal = "The Gerontologist",
issn = "0016-9013",
publisher = "Oxford University Press",
number = "SPEC. ISS. 3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Measurement of quality of care and quality of life at the end of life

AU - Tilden, Virginia

AU - Tolle, Susan

AU - Drach, Linda

AU - Hickman, Susan

PY - 2002/10

Y1 - 2002/10

N2 - Purpose: Consumers and providers demand better indicators for quality of care and quality of life at the end of life. This article presents recommendations for advancing the science of measurement at end of life. Design and Methods: The authors reviewed the extant literature and applied the Institute of Medicine's conceptual framework for national health care quality to end-of-life care and research. Results: Ten recommendations were developed, charting a course for research that will improve the quality of care delivered and, consequently, the quality of life experienced at life's end. Implications: Measurement bridges the conceptual and operational levels of scientific research, clinical care, and quality improvement. Although a large amount of psychometric groundwork has been laid in the field of end-of-life research, the next wave of studies will ideally take measurement at end of life to a higher level of rigor and precision.

AB - Purpose: Consumers and providers demand better indicators for quality of care and quality of life at the end of life. This article presents recommendations for advancing the science of measurement at end of life. Design and Methods: The authors reviewed the extant literature and applied the Institute of Medicine's conceptual framework for national health care quality to end-of-life care and research. Results: Ten recommendations were developed, charting a course for research that will improve the quality of care delivered and, consequently, the quality of life experienced at life's end. Implications: Measurement bridges the conceptual and operational levels of scientific research, clinical care, and quality improvement. Although a large amount of psychometric groundwork has been laid in the field of end-of-life research, the next wave of studies will ideally take measurement at end of life to a higher level of rigor and precision.

KW - End of life

KW - Measurement

KW - Quality improvement

KW - Recommendations

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0036773106&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0036773106&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 42

SP - 71

EP - 80

JO - The Gerontologist

JF - The Gerontologist

SN - 0016-9013

IS - SPEC. ISS. 3

ER -