NQC Quality Academy: Choosing Quality Measures for HIV Care and Services
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
New York, NY
2008, Updated 2009

NQC Quality Academy: Choosing Quality Measures for HIV Care and Services

This NQC Quality Academy Tutorial examines specifics relating to the role of measurement in quality improvement and answers the question: how do we select the measures we want to use to assess key aspects of care and services in our HIV programs? It offers suggestions on which elements your program should be looking at and how to decide what indicators to use.

This module outlines the technical steps to take in defining indicators. Much work has been done to create and define indicators relevant to all parts of HIV care. The National HIVQUAL Project, sponsored by HRSA and operated by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, is a rich source of indicators on the quality of HIV care and this Tutorial uses these as examples of indicators you may want to consider developing.
 

You will learn about…

  • What an “indicator” is
  • How to select indicators that make sense for your program
  • Steps in defining these indicators
  • The National HIVQUAL Project and the indicators of HIV care it has developed

This tutorial is available in both English and Spanish.  To access the English version, please click on "Start Tutorial."  To access the Spanish version, please click on "Comience Tutorial."