Expansion of Quality of Care Measures (Q-SPAN) is a project of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research designed to strengthen the science base of quality measurement while expanding the scope and availability of validated, ready-to-use measures. Q-SPAN builds on past work in quality measurement by public and private organizations through eight cooperative agreements to develop and test additional clinical performance measures for specific conditions, patient populations, and health care settings.
Internet Citation: Q-SPAN: Expanding and Improving Quality of Care Measures. Content last updated April 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/managed/mcofeat/qspanovr.html