A systematic approach to develop a core set of parameters for boards of directors to govern quality of care in the ICU
International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Volume 30, Issue 7, 1 August 2018
Hospital boards are legally responsible for the quality of care delivered by healthcare professionals in their hospitals, but experience difficulties in overseeing quality and safety risks. This study aimed to select a core set of parameters for boards to govern quality of care in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Two-round Delphi study.
Two university hospitals in the Netherlands.
An expert panel of 12 former ICU patients or their family members, 12 ICU nurses, 12 ICU physicians and 12 members of boards of directors and quality managers.