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Table 1 Definitions of the national quality indicators for nursing homes in Switzerland

From: Quality of care is what we make of it: a qualitative study of managers’ perspectives on quality of care in high-performing nursing homes

Quality Indicators Definition
Physical restraint (1) Percentage of residents with daily fixation of the trunk or with seating that prevented the resident from rising in the last 7 days
(2) Percentage of residents with daily use of bedrails or other devices on all open sides of the bed that did not allow the resident to leave the bed independently in the last 7 days
Weight loss (3) Percentage of residents with weight loss of 5 % or more in the last 30 days or of 10 % or more in the last 180 days
Pain (4) Self-reported pain: Percentage of residents with daily moderate or higher pain intensity or residents with nondaily very strong pain intensity in the last 7 days
(5) Observed pain: Percentage of residents who showed daily moderate or higher pain intensity or residents who showed nondaily very strong pain intensity in the last 7 days
Polypharmacy (6) Percentage of residents who took 9 or more active ingredients in the last 7 days