The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has approved for endorsement four additional measures on healthcare resource use and costs. The measures – focusing on care costs associated with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip/knee replacement, and pneumonia – will provide vital data on how resources are used in these areas of care. Such data will help create a more efficient, less wasteful healthcare system. Resource use measures as defined by NQF are comparable measures of actual dollars or standardized units of resources applied to the care given to a specific population or event, such as a specific diagnosis or procedure. NQF previously endorsed a first set of resource use measures in January 2012. Read more….
NQF Endorses Additional Resource Use Measures
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