1Department of Nursing, Institute of Health Science, Inje University, Busan, Korea. 2Department of Nursing, Kyungil University, Gyeongsan, Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org 3Department of Nursing, Doowon Technical University College, Anseong, Korea. 4Department of Nursing, Gimcheon University, Gimcheon, Korea. 5PhD Candidate of Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
PURPOSE: The patient's perspective in the assessment of quality of care has become increasingly important. The purpose of this paper was to introduce the concept of 'QUality Of care Through patient's Eyes (QUOTE)', to analyze the papers using QUOTE through an integrative review method, and to present the attributes of the QUOTE evaluation.
METHODS: Data were collected from electronic databases.
Inclusion criteria were publication in English from 1997 to 2013, as a peer-reviewed research article, with an empirical study focused on QUOTE. Thirty two papers met the criteria and were analyzed.
RESULTS: QUOTE had been applied to various groups of patients such as those with various diseases since 1997 in the Netherlands. Four themes were retrieved from synthetic analysis of the thirty-two papers using QUOTE; 1) acceptance of individuation of the patient and family, 2) evaluation of diverse nurses' competencies, 3) evaluation of quality of nursing environments, and 4) participation of patient in the whole process of evaluation.
CONCLUSION: The strengths of QUOTE are that it attempts to overcome the conceptual and methodological problems associated with evaluation of quality of care. Our results imply that QUOTE evaluation could be an effective strategy to improve care of patients in clinical setting.