Chlamydia screening in a Health Plan before and after a national performance measure introduction.

@article{Burstein2005ChlamydiaSI,
  title={Chlamydia screening in a Health Plan before and after a national performance measure introduction.},
  author={Gale R. Burstein and Mark H Snyder and Deborah Conley and Daniel R Newman and Cathleen M Walsh and Guoyu Tao and Kathleen L Irwin},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={327-34}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate chlamydia-screening policies, testing practices, and the proportion testing positive in response to the new Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) chlamydia-screening performance measure in a large commercial health plan. METHODS We interviewed health plan specialty departmental chiefs to describe interventions used to increase chlamydia screening and examined electronic medical records of 15- to 26-year-old female patients--37,438 from 1998 to 1999 and 37… CONTINUE READING