National Quality Forum (NQF)

URL: http://www.qualityforum.org

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a private, not-for-profit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting. NQF members include representatives from all aspects of the healthcare industry, including consumers and patients, public and private purchasers, providers, and research and quality improvement organizations. The NQF endorses and updates sets of measures based on a voluntary consensus process and the application of rigorous criteria. As of May 2008, nearly 380 NQF member organizations were working to promote a common approach to measuring health care quality as a means of increasing system-wide capacity for quality improvement.

Page last reviewed July 2011
Page originally created February 2015
Internet Citation: National Quality Forum (NQF). Content last reviewed July 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/talkingquality/resources/initiatives/nqf.html