Information on the national quality indicators
We has published short explanation texts to each indicator.
Quality indicators are often divided according to how they measure one of three different domains:
- Structure – indicators that measure the conditions of care in the form of premises, equipment, skills and other resources, such as staffing
- Process – indicators that measure how care is carried out, such as adherence to guidelines or follow-up of operations
- Results – indicators measuring care outcomes, such as mortality or occurrence of complications
Good quality of care is primarily aimed at the best possible outcome. The use of structural and process indicators is motivated by the fact that these often have a better comparability and are easier to link to quality assurance work.