In publishing the Outcomes Book 3rd Edition, we have made the efforts to present the healthcare quality indicators in a further improved form.
First, hosital intensive management indicators have been extended.
Through the active participation of the healthcare support departments that aim for the enhanced intra-hospital management besides the healthcare indicators, the scope of the key indicators managed at the hospital has been extended. The intra-hospital indicators regarding the levels of safety according to the pertinent social issues; patient safety, hospital referral, and life-sustaining treatment, have been added and newly categorized. It is our plan to continue to extend the scope of such indicators, in addition to the healthcare quality indicators.
Second, the contents of the healthcare indicators have been standardized.
All cancer-related indicators were made to include the number of surgeries, surgery methods, hospitalization periods, survival rates, mortality, and the complication indicators, while data extraction and analysis were conducted for the corresponding indicators overall, except for some types of cancer, according to the circumstances of each clinical department.
Third, data validation was conducted for the qualitative improvement of the healthcare quality indicators.
Through the discussions carried out by the Outcomes Book Committee, the data Preface validation process and indicators subject to validation were selected, while great efforts were made to enhance the reliability and validity of the data through initiating secondary validation by the clinical department responsible for each indicator and the Department of Quality Improvement & Patient Safety.
- Chief Medical Officer
of the Seoul National University
Bundang Hospital Chairperson
of the Outcomes Book
Committee / Senior Vice President
- Kwhanmien, Kim
The 1st Edition which was published the previous year had left a lot to be desired, thus continuous efforts were exerted to enact improvements in every aspect of the 2nd Edition to fix any shortfalls in the previous edition. Our commitment will not end here as further improvements will be made to the subsequent 3rd Edition.
Cancer registry, which garner the most attention of the patients, to extract and capture the results directly from the quality data accumulated through the indicator extraction enabled through the use of quality data, and such a registry application will help us standardize the indicator definitions.
Third, data validation has been reinforced to enhance the quality of each healthcare indicator.
Through the discussions carried out by the Outcomes Book Committee, the data validation process and indicators subject to validation were selected, while great efforts were made to enhance the reliability and validity of the data through initiating secondary validation by the clinical department responsible for each indicator and the Department of Quality Improvement & Patient Safety
The publication of the Outcomes Book has not been achieved to simply share the results of the indicators but as a thorough process to create a culture of transparency and voluntary engagement in improving the medical services we provide, and it should be said that the level of active participation from the medical and support departments throughout the process has exceeded our initial expectations.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation and congratulations to the Department of Quality Improvement & Patient Safety and the faculty members.
In order for the Outcomes Book to be a continuous journey towards improving the health of our patients and not merely a goal for the future, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital will never cease in its efforts to be a national hospital for the people that leads the world's medical standards.