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Search below for the quality standard; the guide for patients; an information brief demonstrating why the quality standard is needed; quality improvement tools and resources; and performance indicators to help clinicians and organizations track their progress against the standard.

Quality Standard

Know what quality care looks like, based on evidence and expert consensus

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Patient Reference Guide

Patients: know what to ask for in your care

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Quality Standard Placemat

A quick-reference tool for clinicians that summarizes the quality standard and includes links to helpful resources and tools

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Recommendations for Adoption

System-wide and regional requirements to help health care professionals and organizations meet the standards

Recommendations for Adoption

Getting Started Guide

Quality improvement tools and resources for health care professionals, including an action plan template. For best results, please view the Guide on your desktop using Adobe Reader.

Tools to support patient care

Getting Started Guide

Information Brief

Find out why a particular quality standard has been created and the data behind it

Information Brief

Measurement Guide

See the technical specifications for the indicators within the quality standard

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