Quality Indicators of National Health Insurance

The implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) has offered extensive medical care to the resident in Taiwan. And the medical quality was also emphasized on three aspects:1. quality information should be reported to the public; 2.medical services should be equal and comfortable to everyone; 3.medical quality should be more efficient. Therefore, BNHI(Bureau of National Health Insurance) has developed some indicators to monitor the quality of medical services after the Global Budget launched, such as readmission rate within 14 days. People can access to those information from the website of BNHI.

 

* TCPI(Taiwan Clinical Performance Indicators)

 

TQIP(Taiwan Quality Indicator Project)

was established in 1999 by the Taiwan Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation and introduced to National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) in 2000. Which was modeled after the Maryland Quality Indicators Project (MQIP) created by the Center for Performance Science (CPS) in Maryland, US. The above indicator series provide medical institutes with a standard for quality of medical services. Using the result of self assessment based on this standard, medical institutes can amend and improve their quality of medical services. Furthermore, these experiences can be shared with other medical institutes and promote mutual learn among each other. With the 10 years experiences of TQIP (Taiwan Quality Indicator Project),TJCHA has successfully developed TCPI which is focused on the measurement of clinical care for identifying quality improvement opportunities.