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Ryeo Jin Ko 1 Article
Quality Dimension of Long Term Care Hospital
Chun Mi Kim, Ji Yun Lee, Ryeo Jin Ko
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2009;20(2):243-250.   Published online June 30, 2009
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PURPOSE
This is a qualitative study to identify dimensions of long-term care hospital care quality that provide high-level medical services for long-term care patients in Korea.
METHODS
Service consumers and providers were interviewed, and collected data were analyzed into thesis, type and dimension. The focus group method was applied to two provider groups and individual interview was applied to two persons who had experienced a long-term care hospital.
RESULTS
The results of analyzing the comsumers and providers was integrated into 8 dimensions: physical environment, staff, clinical care and nursing, multiplicity of activity program, atmosphere, interaction with family, nutrition, and quality improvement system.
CONCLUSION
The dimensions of long-term care hospital care quality from this study can be used as a basis of quality indicators. Quantitative studies to test these dimensions are required for establishing quality management systems.

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