GOAL:To assess HIV program capability for achieving excellent results and outcomes in areas that are central to providing high quality HIV care.
A system for monitoring and assessing clinical outcomes is a fundamental component of high-functioning quality management programs. This system includes analysis of a relevant set of measures, trending results over time, stratifying data by high-prevalence populations (see G2) and comparison of results to a benchmark report used for assessing whether the program is performing at a level comparable to other similar programs and to mark goals for further improvement. A set of appropriate measures with clearly defined numerators and denominators should be available, which includes specification of data sources from which they are collected. Viral suppression rates should be included in the set of clinical measures.
*Possible data sets for comparison include HIVQUAL, HAB, In+Care Campaign, regional groups, RSR, VA, Kaiser, HIVRAD.
G.1. To what extent does the HIV program monitor patient outcomes and utilize data to improve patient care? Each score requires completion of all items in that level and all lower levels (except any items in level 0).
Planning and initiation
Progress toward systematic approach to quality
Full systematic approach to quality management in place