Quality as having the following properties or domains:
Relates to providing care processes and achieving outcomes as supported by scientific evidence.
Relates to maximizing the quality of a comparable unit of health care delivered or unit of health benefit achieved for a given unit of health care resources used.
Relates to providing health care of equal quality to those who may differ in personal characteristics other than their clinical condition or preferences for care.
Relates to meeting patients' needs and preferences and providing education and support.
Relates to actual or potential bodily harm.
Relates to obtaining needed care while minimizing delays.