Quality evaluation strategy tool (quest): Using quality indicators in occupational therapy WFOT workshop

Susan Brandis, Claudia von Zweck, Sandra Bressler, Carolina Alchourn, Helen Buchanan, Tenna Clouston, Camilla Cox, Lucila Moreno, Tim Reistetter, Ariela Zur

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Introduction: The Quality Evaluation Strategy Tool (QUEST) was developed by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists to provide a systematic approach to using data to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy. QUEST provides a comprehensive strategy to develop quality indicators and monitor the performance of occupational therapy services. QUEST describes a set of seven occupational therapy quality indicators applicable to all practice settings. Data from the indicators provides evidence and accountability of how occupational therapy advances health outcomes, enhances satisfaction and optimises use of limited resources. Educational Method: QUEST was developed over a four-year period by an international working group, including a representative from Australia who will present this interactive workshop. The session will cover: Overview of QUEST Quality Indicators & Occupational Therapy Quality Indicator Framework Quality Evaluation Process Practice case studies Participants will explore the resources available which have been developed to assist therapists in using the QUEST framework. These include – Implementation guide Online course Videos Case studies and Worksheets Relevance to Practice: QUEST provides a common language and design for demonstrating the value of occupational therapy services for a number of groups, including individual occupational therapists to continuously improve service and managers to review occupational therapy services across common elements of quality performance. Opportunities exist for use in educational settings, in research and to promote quality and accountability of occupational therapy service provided to the public. This session will assist attendees in understanding how to apply QUEST.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150
JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
EventOccupational Therapy Australia 29th National Conference 2021: Inspired Insights for Brighter Futures - Virtual
Duration: 23 Jun 202125 Jun 2021


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