S-P-O Model of Healthcare Quality
You have studied Donabedian’s structure-process-outcome (S-P-O) model (Kelly, 2011) of healthcare quality in your textbook readings. Based on your reading, respond to the following:
- Analyze and evaluate how quality is defined, measured, and reported with regards to the S-P-O model.
- What structural characteristics of the S-P-O model do you think are necessary in creating an effective and efficient process? Why?
- Does evidence-based medicine play a role in the S-P-O model and quality outcomes of care? Justify using examples.
Comment on particularly the S-P-O relationships and the evaluation of definition, measurement, and reporting of quality.
Refer to professional journals such as Modern Healthcare, Provider Magazine, and Nursing Homes
Kelly, D. L. (2011). Applying quality management in healthcare: A systems
approach (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press