Developing Quality of Care Measures for People with Disabilities: Summary of Expert Meeting

Contract Final Report

This report summarizes the discussion and recommendations arising out of a 1-day meeting of nationally recognized experts convened by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to begin the process of developing measures to assess quality of care for people with disabilities.

Prepared by:

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 

Contents

Context and Goals
Expert Meeting: April 15, 2010
Defining Disability
Implications of Disability Definition for Quality Measurement
Scientific Evidence Base for Quality Measure Development
Data Issues for Measuring Quality for Persons with Disabilities
Research Priorities in Developing Quality Measures for Persons with Disabilities
References

Appendixes

Appendix 1. Meeting Participants
Appendix 2. Developing Quality of Care Measures for People with Disabilities: Expert Meeting Agenda

The expert meeting summarized in this report was supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality under contract HHSN26320050063293B, order number 263-00063293. Preparation of the report was also supported by AHRQ through the same contract, task number A178.FP1.01.

The opinions presented here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Page last reviewed September 2010
Internet Citation: Developing Quality of Care Measures for People with Disabilities: Summary of Expert Meeting: Contract Final Report. September 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/devqmdis/index.html