Performance Measurement in the Hospital Outpatient Setting. IV. Synthesis of Existing Measures and Identification of Gaps. Synthesis of Existing Measures and Identification of Gaps

02/01/2008

In this chapter, we draw from our analysis of 2005 Medicare data, scan of publicly available existing measures, and discussions with medical specialty societies and hospital associations to synthesize the reach of existing measures and identify the gaps in potential measures for the HOPS and ED. We also describe several data collection challenges associated with the development of measures for the hospital outpatient setting.

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