TABLE B-1 Previously Published Criteria for Selected Groups of Measures
|Category for Criteria
||NQF, 2012: Measure evaluation criteria: Criteria for evaluation once measure meets
criteria for consideration (NQF, 2012b)
||HHS SAC, 2011: Operation criteria for selection of LHIs (HHS, 2008, 2013)
||IOM, 2010: Future directions for the national quality Criteria for selecting measures
||IOM, 2003b: Priority areas for National Action Criteria for identifying priority areas for health care quality efforts (IOM, 2003)
|Criteria that apply to the condition(s) or outcome(s) to be measured
||• Impact: Priority (measure addresses identified priority or has high impact on patients)
||• Central: important as a determinant of health status• Instinctive: easily recognized
as intimate to health status• Immutable: convey a sense of the obligation to act
||• Importance: high-impact based on potential population impact, high cost, variation
in quality, low performance levels, or existing disparities• Applicability to
national priorities: Does it measure progress in at least one of the national priority
areas for improving the quality of health care and eliminating disparities?
||• Impact: the extent of the burden—disability, mortality, and economic costs—imposed
by a condition, including effects on patients, families, communities, and societies.
• Inclusiveness: the relevance of an area to a broad range of individuals with regard
to age, gender, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity/race (equity) ... and the breadth
of change effected through such strategies across a range of health care settings
and providers (reach).