Term: Quality Indicator (QI) Timing

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-02-23


a variable used to differentiate between diagnostic QIs that occurred within 30 days of admission to a personal care home (PCH) or 60 days from the time that a person was separated from long-term care in Manitoba (in the vast majority of instances because of death), versus those that occurred in all other time periods. This variable was created specifically for use during multivariable analyses of the diagnostic QIs, based on decision-makers' recommendation that QI events likely happen more often to residents just after they are admitted to a PCH or when they are closer to death.

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