An Evaluation of the Use of Performance Measures in Health Care.

@article{Damberg2012AnEO,
  title={An Evaluation of the Use of Performance Measures in Health Care.},
  author={Cheryl L. Damberg and Melony E. S. Sorbero and Susan L. Lovejoy and Katharine E Lauderdale and Samuel R. Wertheimer and Amber K. Smith and Daniel Waxman and Christopher Schnyer},
  journal={Rand health quarterly},
  year={2012},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={3}
}
The National Quality Forum (NQF), a private, nonprofit membership organization committed to improving health care quality performance measurement and reporting, was awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a portfolio of quality and efficiency measures. The portfolio of measures would allow the federal government to examine how and whether health care spending is achieving the best results for patients and taxpayers. As part of the scope of… CONTINUE READING