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.
The Anatomy of a Measure
How are AAO-HNSF clinical quality measures (CQMs) calculated? CQMs are used to assess how well healthcare providers adhere to evidence-based clinical recommendations to achieve desired outcomes. This video identifies each of the measure elements and demonstrates how these are used to calculate the AAO-HNSF CQMs.