Quality & Patient Safety

Performance indicators for hospitals have been established nationally. These are aspects of care that indicate whether a hospital does well, moderate or bad at a specific point. Patients and referrers gain insight into the quality of a hospital or treatment. It is not easy to compare hospitals with each other. There are many factors that play a part in determining the success of an operation or treatment.

Every year, the Catharina Ziekenhuis publishes information on these performance indicators at www.ziekenhuizentransparant.nl.

Database Quality

Our hospital records more and more data on the care provided. We record information in the 'Database Quality' of the Dutch Association of Hospitals (NVZ). This measure for hospital performance was established on the initiative of the Health Care Inspectorate, the Dutch Association of Hospitals, the Association of Academic Hospitals and the Order of Medical Specialists.