Selecting Quality and Resource Use Measures: A Decision Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives – AHRQ – 2010

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Selecting Quality and Resource Use Measures: A Decision Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives – AHRQ – 2010

AHRQ = US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

“Selecting quality of care and resource use measures is an important and challenging task for organizations striving to improve the quality of health care in their communities. This Decision Guide is designed to inform readers about the most critical issues to consider when selecting and adopting such performance measures.”

AHRQ Publication No. 09(10)-0073

Contents

List of Stakeholder Questions
Acknowledgments
Copyright Information
Foreword: Improving Quality One Community at a Time
Introduction
Part I. Introduction to Performance Data
Part II. Introduction to Measures of Quality
Part III. Introduction to Resource Use/Efficiency Measures
Part IV. Selecting Quality and Resource Use Measures
Part V. Interpreting Quality and Resource Use Measures
Appendixes
Appendix A. Measure Evaluation Framework
Appendix B. Contacts for Chartered Value Exchanges
Appendix C. Glossary
References

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