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, 2010) 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 (Importance) • 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).


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