Determining meaningful thresholds to reinforce excellent performance and flag potential problem areas in nursing home care is critical for preparing reports for nursing homes to use in their quality improvement programs. This article builds on the work of an earlier panel of experts that set thresholds for quality indicators (QIs) derived from Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment data. Thresholds were now set for the revised MDS 2.0 two-page quarterly form and Resource Utilization Groups III (RUGS III) quarterly instrument.
Rantz, M. J., Petroski, G., Madsen, R., Mehr, D., Popejoy, L., Hicks, L., Porter, R., Zwygart-Stauffacher, M. & Grando, V. (2000). Setting thresholds for quality indicators derived from MDS data for nursing home quality improvement reports: An update. Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement, 26(2), 101-110.View the PDF