Quality of Health Care

  • Marcia A. TestaEmail author
Part of the Contemporary Diabetes book series (CDI)


Delivering the highest quality health care to patients with diabetes requires overcoming complex and multifaceted challenges. However, one area that can contribute to improving health care delivery involves adopting accurate and reliable approaches to performance measurement. The goal of this chapter is to provide the reader with a working knowledge of the conceptual framework of health care quality and performance measurement as applied in the treatment and management of diabetic foot care. A general understanding of the existing systems that monitor diabetes-related quality indicators and outcomes is summarized. Additional information is provided on the promotion of preventive services, reduction of quality gaps, and advancement of scientific knowledge through comparative effectiveness research.


Heath care quality Diabetes Comparative effectiveness research Quality indicators Foot ulcers Amputations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biostatistics and Division of Policy Translation and Leadership DevelopmentHarvard T. H. Chan School of Public HealthBostonUSA

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