Healthcare resource use and costs, asthma, COPD, hip / knee replacement, pneumonia – National Quality Forum [US] – 2 April 2012

Posted on April 10, 2012. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: |

Healthcare resource use and costs, asthma, COPD, hip / knee replacement, pneumonia – National Quality Forum [US] – 2 April 2012

…”the National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has approved for endorsement four additional measures on healthcare resource use and costs. The measures ā€“ focusing on care costs associated with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip/knee replacement, and pneumonia ā€“ will provide vital data on how resources are used in these areas of care. Such data will help create a more efficient, less wasteful healthcare system.

Resource use measures as defined by NQF are comparable measures of actual dollars or standardized units of resources applied to the care given to a specific population or event, such as a specific diagnosis or procedure. NQF previously endorsed a first set of resource use measures in January 2012.”

Endorsed Measures:

1560: Relative Resource Use for People with Asthma (National Committee for Quality Assurance)
1561: Relative Resource Use for People with COPD (National Committee for Quality Assurance)
1609: ETG based hip/knee replacement cost of care (Ingenix)
1611: ETG based pneumonia cost of care (Ingenix)

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