Quality Improvement Goals
Quality Improvement Goals:
Clinics and systems should develop quality improvement goals to monitor the progress toward meeting the new recommendations on IPV. Clinical measures include:
- Number of patients assessed (and/or why screening did not take place)
- Number of patients that were provided a safety card or other educational materials as part of universal education and/or screening
- Harm reduction strategies, supports and referrals provided
Your program can also measure system responses including: assessment methods, intervention strategies, network and training, self care and supports for staff, education and prevention and maintaining a safe environment for discussion of IPV. For example, Kaiser Permanente measures 3 things that every facility must have to make this work move forward: a clinic or medical center clinician champion, a multi-disciplinary team (which should include community advocacy representatives) and a clearly delineated referral protocol.
See links below for setting or program specific quality assurance tools: