If approved, the 31 measures under considerations will be added to the NQF’s existing set of voluntary consensus standards for hospital-care quality. The measures up for review focus on the areas of patient safety in both adult and pediatric populations as well as morbidity and mortality, anesthesia and surgery (including surgical volume and mortality), utilization rates for high-risk (or often unnecessary) procedures, and readmission rates and length of stay (LOS), according to a NQF report.
NQF seeking comments on hospital-care standard measurements
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