Hepatitis C quality indicators

Hep C quality healthcare indicator

Hepatitis C quality indicators

For all hepatitis C services in Scotland, these quality indicators specify a minimum set of measures that demonstrate person-centred, safe and effective care is being delivered.

Patients, voluntary organisations and healthcare professionals helped to develop the quality indicators for hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C services in Scotland

Hepatitis C indicators apply to all hepatitis C services in Scotland, whether directly provided by an NHS board or secured on behalf of an NHS board. The indicators focus on:

  • prevention
  • testing and assessment
  • treatment and support, and
  • service organisation related to hepatitis C infection.

Better hepatitis C care for every patient, every time

For patients and the public, these indicators provide a means of showing that health care is person-centred, safe, effective and continuously improving.

For healthcare professionals, these quality indicators have been designed to use existing data collection where possible, minimising the healthcare resource needed to bring about improvement.

Measuring hepatitis C services against quality indicators

With Health Protection Scotland and ISD, we will establish a process for reporting on the quality indicators for hepatitis C using data from existing national databases.

National Networks for Viral Hepatitis Clinical Leads and Blood Borne Virus Prevention Leads will ensure Scotland’s NHS boards are engaged in this process.

Data for the quality indicators will begin to be reported in 2013-2014.

For full details of the indicators, our methodology and plans for the future please download the resource above.

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Published Date: 27 April 2012