Performance Measurement in the Hospital Outpatient Setting. Findings from the Scan of Existing Measures and Discussions

02/01/2008

Below we summarize the findings from our scan of existing, publicly available performance measures and discussions with representatives of medical specialty societies and hospital associations. Our review identified nearly 600 measures that may be potentially relevant to application in the hospital outpatient setting. It should be noted that there are propriety measures in existence that may be relevant for assessing care provided in the hospital outpatient setting (e.g., RAND’s Quality Assessment (QA) Tools to assess clinical effectiveness; Symmetry’s Episode Treatment Groups (ETGs) to assess efficiency); however, our review focused only on publicly available measures.

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