Table 3

Quality indicators for palliative care from the guidelines of the National Board of Health and Welfare, and from ‘Care and nursing of the elderly’

National guidelineNo of QIs explicitly for palliative care and end of life careTotal No of QIs, including development indicators (n=240)
Asthma and COPD 200419052
Breast cancer care 2007113 general and common for cancer5
Cardiac care 200812041
Care and nursing of the elderly 200920318
Colorectal cancer care 2007113 general and common for cancer7
Dementia care 200917020
Diabetes care 201010024
Lung cancer care 2010184+3 general and common for cancer26
Overall indicators for cancer care 2007113 general and common for cancer10
Prostate cancer care 2007111+3 general and common for cancer)5
Stroke care 200916032
n=11 (8 different QIs+3 general and common for cancer)n=240
  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; QI, Quality indicators.