Figure 2. Key operational tasks in generating performance reports (Text Description)

Methodological Considerations in Generating Provider Performance Score

Figure 2 is a flowchart of six steps in generating performance reports:

  1. Negotiating stakeholder consensus on "value judgments" of performance reporting
    • What are the purposes of reporting?
  2. Selecting the measures that will be used to evaluate providers
    • Which measures?
    • How will measures be specified?
  3. Identifying data sources and aggregating performance data
    • What kinds of data will be included?
    • How will data sources be combined?
  4. Checking data quality and completeness
    • How will missing data be detected and handled?
  5. Computing provider scores
    • How will performance data be attributed to providers?
    • How will performance scores be calculated?
  6. Creating performance reports
    • How will performance be reported?
    • Will composite measures be used?

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Internet Citation: Figure 2. Key operational tasks in generating performance reports (Text Description): Methodological Considerations in Generating Provider Performance Score. September 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/value/perfscoresmethods/perfscfig2txt.html