Cardiology experts developed 22 quality measures for blood pressure control, which are outlined in a new report from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), writes Becker’s Hospital Review.
In 2018, the two groups convened a committee to develop the new measures, which are broken down into three categories: six performance measures, six process quality measures and 10 structural quality measures. ACC and AHA recommend that healthcare organizations and clinicians use the measures as a tool to ensure they are following proper diagnosis and treatment guidelines for patients with high blood pressure.
- Becker’s Hospital Review: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/acc-aha-create-22-quality-measures-for-blood-pressure-monitoring.html
- 2019 AHA/ACC Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With High Blood Pressure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 12 Nov 2019