Benchmarking in Healthcare: Definition, Types & Benefits


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What important issue did the Institute of Medicine identify utilizing benchmarking?

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1. How is benchmarking used in healthcare organizations?

2. _____ and _____ benchmarking are two types of benchmarking commonly used in healthcare organizations.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge what you know about benchmarking in healthcare with these assessments. Take the mobile-friendly quiz/worksheet and answer questions on important subjects like an issue discovered by the Institute of Medicine through benchmarking and the way benchmarking is used by healthcare organizations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself in the following areas of study:

  • Two types of common benchmarking
  • Benchmarking when you don't have access to reliable external data
  • Kind of benchmarking to identify key performance indicators in the healthcare industry

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on the way benchmarking is utilized by healthcare organizations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a major issue that was detected by the Institute of Medicine with benchmarking
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the two types of benchmarking used the most often and a type of benchmarking that's best to use when you don't have access to external data

Additional Learning

Get some more information on benchmarking with the lesson named Benchmarking in Healthcare: Definition, Types & Benefits. These topics will be considered:

  • Benchmarking definition/origins in the business industry
  • Main goals of benchmarking
  • Types of benchmarking with examples