Endorsing Preferred Practices and Performance Measures for Measuring and Reporting Care Coordination

Posted on November 17, 2009. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: |

Endorsing Preferred Practices and Performance Measures for Measuring and Reporting Care Coordination – [US] National Quality Forum

“The Opportunity

Care coordination helps ensure a patient’s needs and preferences for care are understood, and that those needs and preferences are shared between providers, patients, and families as a patient moves from one healthcare setting to another. Care among many different providers must be well-coordinated to avoid waste, over-, under-, or misuse of prescribed medications, and conflicting plans of care.1

A portfolio of care coordination preferred practices and performance measures would include structure, process, and outcome measures to evaluate physician office capacity for access, continuity, communication, and tracking of patients across providers and settings. Given the high-risk nature of transitions in care, this work would build on ongoing efforts among the medical and surgical specialty societies to establish principles for effective patient hand-offs across clinicians and providers.” … continues on the website  ”

“Objectives

This project seeks to endorse a set of preferred practices and performance measures in care coordination that are applicable across all settings of care.” … continues on the website

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