A Multiattribute Approach to Measure Quality of Health Care
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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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.
- Medicine and Medical Research