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Table 1 Indicator assessment tool—criteria explanation

From: Development and application of an indicator assessment tool for measuring health services accreditation programs

Indicator assessment criteria Explanation
Research What is the evidence that compliance with the accreditation standard affects the indicator?
Accuracy How accurate is the indicator in terms of measuring compliance with the accreditation standard?
Proximity How close is the link between the standard and the indicator? Is there a causal chain?
No adverse effects What is the risk of avoiding adverse effects?
Specificity Is it possible to isolate the effects of accreditation on the indicator from other safety and quality programs?