Select Measures To Report

The past decade or so has seen considerable progress in the development of measures that assess many important areas of clinical care and organizational performance. Although the current patchwork of measures has gaps and limitations, sponsors of health care quality reports have access to many measures that move the quality agenda forward and help consumers make choices. The information in this section can help report sponsors better understand their options and select measures that meet the needs of their audience.

Related Resources:

  • Selecting Quality and Resource Use Measures: A Decision Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety-quality-resources/tools/perfmeasguide/index.html). This Decision Guide from the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research addresses critical issues related to selecting and adopting measures of quality of care and resource use. Specifically, the Guide offers answers to 26 questions that are frequently asked by leaders and stakeholders in community quality collaboratives across the country.
  • Environmental Scan of Public Reporting Programs and Analysis (www.qualityforum.org/setting_priorities/dashboard_environmental_scan_final_report.aspx): This report from the National Quality Forum (NQF) provides an overview of current public reporting efforts, suggests opportunities for coordination among all the public reporting initiatives, and identifies gaps in measurement in the context of the NQF’s integrated framework.
Page last reviewed March 2016
Page originally created February 2015
Internet Citation: Select Measures To Report. Content last reviewed March 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/talkingquality/create/gather.html