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Quality in Rheumatology (QIR) & Medicine

Quality in Rheumatology (QIR) is an organisation of high qualified Swiss Rheumatologists (FMH members) experts in musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) with a special interest in msus education, advanced msus training, quality assessment in msus, patient security and patient management (concept of qir to request).

Quality assessment for the benefit of patients is indispensable. QIR ensures standards for quality assessement and quality improvement in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound (msus) in Switzerland defined by the working group QIR. Quality indicators in rheumatology, quality standards in musculoskeletal ultrasound and the concept of QIR are published here: Pubmed


QIR is an independent and non-profit organisation.

QIR Guidelines

SCQM – Swiss Clinical Quality Management

SAQM – Schweizerische Akademie für Qualität in der Medizin (German)

SAQ - Swiss Association for Quality

ACR Quality Measurement

FMH Quality (German)

Qualitätssicherung in der Medizin (German)

Patient Safety (German)

Kompendium Qualitätsmanagement in der ambulanten Medizin (German)

Qualitätsmanagement – Medkolleg (German)


Members QIR Network