National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)

URL: http://www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov/index.aspx

The National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC) is a Web-based source of information on specific evidence-based health care quality measures and measure sets. Sponsored by the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), NQMC provides a means of identifying and obtaining detailed information on these measures; its goal is to further the dissemination, implementation, and use of quality measures to stimulate quality improvement and inform health care decisionmaking. On the NQMC Web site, users can search the database of quality measures based on various attributes such as a particular target population group (i.e., age range, gender, and vulnerable populations), health care delivery setting, providers of health care, current use (e.g., quality of care reporting), data source, Institute of Medicine categorizations, domain of measurement, endorser(s), and/or publication date range.

Page last reviewed May 2015
Page originally created February 2015
Internet Citation: National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC). Content last reviewed May 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/talkingquality/resources/initiatives/nqmc.html