Accession Number:

ADA026327

Title:

A Multiattribute Approach to Measure Quality of Health Care

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The problem of measuring the quality of health care is one of the most evasive, yet important, problems in medical administration. Outcome measures, the ultimate validators of care, suffer from a number of drawbacks. Multiattribute utility MAU analysis can potentially resolve many of the issues involved in quality assurance. In this paper the potential contributions of MAU analysis are outlined, a number of MAU studies contributing to quality measurement discussed, and suggestions for quality assurance systems made.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE