The Institute of Medicines six domains of healthcare qualitysafe effective patientcentered timely efficient and equitableprovide a framework for assessing quality

The Institute of Medicine’s six domains of healthcare quality—safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable—provide a framework for assessing quality and guiding improvement. Though broad, the domains can help in generating more specific measures to monitor within an organization.
*For example, if a nurse executive were interested in the timeliness of care, he or she may want to analyze appointment wait times.
*For this assignment, you consider your own experiences in healthcare settings—either professional or personal—and evaluate one situation for its markers of quality.