New resource identifies care coordination measures

Research Activities, May 2011, No. 369

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 Care Coordination Measures Atlas .

Current as of May 2011
Internet Citation: New resource identifies care coordination measures: Research Activities, May 2011, No. 369. May 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/may11/0511RA28.html