S-P-O Model of Healthcare Quality
You have studied Donabedian’s S-P-O model of healthcare quality in your textbook readings. You will apply this model to an episode of healthcare you have observed as a provider or a consumer of healthcare services.
Select and describe a specific episode of healthcare service. Take care to respect the confidentiality of the people involved and do not use real names. Describe the structural characteristics necessary for this service to occur, such as the organization, physical location, staffing. Describe the processes that are a part of this treatment episode, such as entry into the system, diagnosis, treatment. Describe the outcome of this service. How are good outcomes (quality) and bad outcomes determined? In this specific episode of care, describe the relationship between structure and process, and between process and quality. Based on your analysis so far, evaluate how quality is defined, measured, and reported with regard to this episode of care.
Present your report in a 2-3 page Word document. Format the report in APA style, citing sources.
Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Described an episode of care, identifying structural characteristics, processes, and outcomes. 4
Described the relationship between structure and process. 8
Described the relationship between process and quality. 8
Evaluated quality control for this episode of care. 12
Participated in the discussion by asking questions, providing statements of clarification, providing points of view with rationale, challenging points of discussion, or making relationships between one and more points of the discussion. 12
Applied APA standards for writing style, spelling, grammar, and citation of sources. 4