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Quality Measures

Quality measures should be based on high quality evidence that is systematically developed and that assists practitioners and patients in decision-making about appropriate care.

Quality measures create an objective assessment of how well healthcare providers adhere to evidence-based standards of care to achieve desired outcomes. Measures can be used to evaluate the structure, process, and outcomes of care. Process measures capture the action the clinician performs, or does not perform, as recommended by the evidence. Outcome measures attempt to quantify the patient outcome of the provided treatment and can be taken from objective data as reported by a clinician or patient.

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