Quality care is healthcare that is effective, safe, timely, patient-centered, efficient, and equitable. It is healthcare that meets the needs and preferences of patients, and it is provided in a manner that is respectful of their dignity and rights.
Many factors contribute to the quality of healthcare, including the qualifications and training of healthcare providers, the availability of necessary resources and equipment, the effectiveness of treatment and management strategies, and the overall safety and cleanliness of healthcare settings.
Ensuring the delivery of quality care is a key goal of healthcare systems around the world, and many initiatives and programs are aimed at improving the quality of care. These can include quality improvement initiatives at the provider level, as well as measures to increase transparency and accountability in the healthcare system.« Back to Glossary Index