Skip to main content

Table 1 Definition of quality of care used to inform the framework synthesis

From: The magnitude and mechanisms of the weekend effect in hospital admissions: A protocol for a mixed methods review incorporating a systematic review and framework synthesis

Effectiveness of the treatment and care provided to patients (e.g. process-related measures including adherence to guidelines; clinical outcomes; patient‐related outcomes)  
The safety of treatment and care provided to patients (e.g. omissions in care; delays; medical errors; adverse events)  
The experience patients (and staff) have of treatment and care