New resource identifies care coordination measures
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a new resource for researchers interested in measuring care coordination, an emerging field of quality measurement. The Care Coordination Measures Atlas identifies more than 60 measures for assessing care coordination that include the perspectives of patients and caregivers, health care professionals, and health system managers. To help users easily identify measures that are relevant to their work, the measures are mapped to a conceptual framework for understanding care coordination measurement. Researchers, measure developers, accountable care organizations, and others responsible for measuring care coordination will find the atlas useful in identifying currently available measures to assess care coordination activities, as well as gaps in existing measures that can be addressed in future work.
Access the atlas at http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/careatlas.
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