Conceptual overview of frameworks for measuring quality in rehabilitation.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This article reviews theories and conceptual models that may be helpful in evaluating quality of care in rehabilitation, with a focus on the seminal Donabedian model of structure, process, and outcomes. In addition, this article reviews a variety of new theories and conceptual models that have been developed to expand the Donabedian model in areas specific to rehabilitation (eg, the multidisciplinary team, assistive technology), and it covers new approaches developed to help with implementing changes to improve quality. Directions for future research and development are identified, including the need for consensus and consistent use of terminology and measures and the need for quality measures with greater breadth, depth, and granularity that capture the complex interactions between the structure and processes of care unique to rehabilitation of physical disability.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hoenig, H; Lee, J; Stineman, M

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 239 - 251

PubMed ID

  • 20826412

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1074-9357

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1310/tsr1704-239


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England