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Thresholds for Minimum Data Set Quality Indicators Developed and Applied in Icelandic Nursing Homes.

  • Ingibjörg Hjaltadottir
  • Ingalill Rahm Hallberg
  • Anna Kristensson Ekwall
Publishing year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 266-276
Publication/Series: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume: 27
Issue: 3
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Abstract english

A modified Delphi method was used to determine thresholds for Minimum Data Set quality indicators for Icelandic nursing homes. The thresholds were then applied to quality outcomes in Icelandic nursing homes for the year 2009. The thresholds indicate areas of good or poor care and can be used for planning services. Icelandic nursing homes seem to be doing best in incontinence and nutritional care. However, improvement is needed in care practices for depression, medication, and activity.


  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy


  • ISSN: 1550-5065
Ingalill Rahm Hallberg
E-mail: ingalill [dot] rahm_hallberg [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Professor emerita

Health-promoting Complex Interventions