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NQF Endorses 91 New Measures

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Modern Healthcare reports on National Quality Forum’s endorsement of 91 new measures through its National Voluntary Consensus Standards program, bringing its total approved measures to 463.

The latest measures include 67 clinician-level standards of cancer and perioperative care, infectious diseases and nonphysician professional care, four facility-level standards in surgery and anesthesia, 17 standards for the prevention and management of stroke across a continuum of care, and three flu and pneumococcal immunization standards.

The standards focus on harmonizing care and filling in gaps in measurement, to help facilities in public reporting and transparency efforts.

– NQF press release: National Quality Forum endorses National Consensus Standards Promoting Accountability and Public Reporting

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