performance measurement program, 24–25, 45, 134–135, 155, 185, 230, 262

Preventive Quality Indicators, 94

recommendations for research, 14–15, 114, 126

Aging, population

care assessment (ACOVE), 119, 262, 274, 302–303, 313

cost of care and, 20

Alzheimer’s disease, 89

Ambulatory care

current performance measurement programs, 50, 178–179

information technology implementation, 26

patient perspective, 105–106

starter set of performance measures, 11, 103–106, 204–206

Ambulatory care Quality Alliance, 50, 102, 103, 136–137

American Academy of Pediatrics, 267

American Board of Internal Medicine, 51

American Board of Medical Specialties, 25

American College of Cardiology, 190

American Diabetes Association, 51

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 51

American Medical Association, 49, 50, 179

Anderson/Helms Referral Data Inventory, 262

Antibiotic therapy, 105

Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders, 119, 262, 274, 302–303, 313

Asthma, 50, 104, 205

Audits of performance measurement system, 3, 77

data verification, 43

Australia, 52–53

B

Bridges to Excellence, 25, 51, 230, 232, 265

Brown Atlas of Dying, 289–302

Brown University, 304

C

California Healthcare Foundation, 119, 262, 265

Canada, 22

Cancer treatment, 21, 103–104, 116–117, 303–304, 305–306

Cardiovascular disease, 154, 155, 162

Care Management Workgroup, 266–267

Care Transitions. See Transitions, care in

Care Transitions Measure, 257, 272–273

Case management, 26

Case-mix adjustment in performance measurement, 99–100, 121, 192, 258, 261, 269

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 74, 97

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

capacity to manage national performance measurement system, 65–66

clinical priority areas for quality improvement, 174

composite measures, 93

current performance measurement programs, 40, 46, 50, 51, 64, 138–139, 262

NQCB and, 8–9, 71–72

performance incentive program, 29

performance measurement program, 41, 43–44, 185

public reporting system, 27, 28

transitional care assessment, 252, 263–264

Chart review abstraction, 50, 107, 152–153, 269

limitations, 191

opportunities for improvement, 198–199, 232–233

Chronic illness

clinical priority areas for quality improvement, 173–174, 175

complication rates, 13

coordination of care, 29

definition, 129

performance measurement, 103, 104

process measures, 186–188

quality of care assessment framework, 173

shortcomings of current performance measures, 89

shortcomings of health plan designs, 28, 29

trends, 104

See also Long-term care;

specific disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 89



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