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Public reporting, expert standards and indicators : different routes to improve the quality of German long-term care

  • To ensure the quality of long-term care services has been one of the key elements of German long-term care insurance since its implementation in 1995. A joint agreement between insurers and service providers served as the baseline for quality assurance. Monitoring and control of quality in institutional and home based long-term care was performed by the insurers’ Medical Board. As a result of problems in some long-term care facilities reported in the media the Long-term Care System Reform Act of 2008 contained several provisions to ensure and improve the quality of services. The obligatory use of expert standards for the performance of particular nursing interventions and the establishment of a system of public reporting were the first measures implemented. The development of quality indicators has also been initiated. These routes to quality, their anticipated effects and remaining challenges will be addressed in this article.

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Author:Andreas BüscherORCiDGND
Title (English):Public reporting, expert standards and indicators : different routes to improve the quality of German long-term care
URL:https://bit.ly/3AfotqW
Parent Title (English):Eurohealth : quarterly of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2010
electronic ID:Zur Anzeige in scinos
Release Date:2021/09/15
Tag:Expert standards,; Long-term care insurance; Public reporting; Quality evaluation
Volume:16
Issue:2
First Page:4
Last Page:7
Faculties:Fakultät WiSo
DDC classes:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 610 Medizin, Gesundheit
Review Status:Veröffentlichte Fassung/Verlagsversion