IQIP

With globally more than 2000 participating healthcare companies, the “International Quality Indicator Project” (IQIP for short) developed in the USA has developed into the most significant research project and procedure for the assessment of results quality in medicine. It encompasses 250 performance indicators, divided into 16 main indicators. In Europe, 200 hospitals have committed to the IQIP measurements. In Switzerland, only the Hirslanden private group of clinics participated in these measurements. The go-ahead for this voluntary commitment came in 2005; three years later all Hirslanden clinics were integrated in the IQIP (Klinik Stephanshorn since 2011, Clinique La Colline and Hirslanden Klinik Meggen from 2015).


The IQIP measurements are clearly defined. The following main indicators are measured at all Hirslanden clinics:

  • Unplanned rehospitalisation
  • Unplanned return to the operating theatre
  • Documented falls
  • Mortality
  • Decubitus (bedsores)

Meanwhile, Epos has discontinued IQIP measurements. This poses the loss of the benchmark
in Europe for the moment. However, a more decisive factor for Hirslanden is a comparison
within the group and the historical development of values at the individual clinics.
The measurement offers pertinent results as an outcome, which permits the deduction of improvement measures.

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