Connections between quality measurement and improvement.

  title={Connections between quality measurement and improvement.},
  author={Donald M. Berwick and Brent James and Molly Joel Coye},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={41 1 Suppl},
BACKGROUND Measurement is necessary but not sufficient for quality improvement. Because the purpose of the national quality measurement and reporting system (NQMRS) is to improve quality, a discussion of the link between measurement and improvement is critical for ensuring an appropriate system design. OBJECTIVES To classify approaches to the use of measurement in improvement into two different--although linked and potentially synergistic--agendas, or "pathways." To discuss the barriers… CONTINUE READING
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