Avoiding pitfalls in chronic disease quality measurement: a case for the next generation of technical quality measures.

@article{Kerr2001AvoidingPI,
  title={Avoiding pitfalls in chronic disease quality measurement: a case for the next generation of technical quality measures.},
  author={Eve A. Kerr and Sarah L. Krein and Sandeep Vijan and Timothy P Hofer and Rodney A. Hayward},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 11},
  pages={1033-43}
}
The true utility of quality measurement lies in its ability to inspire quality improvement, with resultant enhancements in the processes and outcomes of care. Because quality measurement is expensive, it is difficult to justify using measures that are not likely to lead to important improvements in health. Many current measures of chronic disease technical quality, however, have one or more pitfalls that prevent them from motivating quality improvement reactions. These pitfalls include that: (1… CONTINUE READING