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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


The organizational factors of the system in which the care is delivered, having a major impact upon access to care. One of three categories used for measuring of quality of care, it includes physician characteristics (resources, organization, and management), and staff characteristics (skill-mix and teamworking). The other categories are outcome measures and process measures.

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Term used in 

  • Katz A, De Coster C, Bogdanovic B, Soodeen R, Chateau D. Using Administrative Data to Develop Indicators of Quality in Family Practice. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2004. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine,
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences,
Room 408-727 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada