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Developing and evaluating performance measures for ambulatory care quality: a preliminary report of the DEMPAQ project

Published: December 1, 1993
Category: Papers
Authors: Edwards JE, Fowles J, Garnick DW, Lawthers AG, Palmer RH, Weiner JP
Country: United States
Language: null
Type: Performance Analysis
Setting: Academic

Jt Comm J Qual Improv 19:552-565.

Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

Because of the focus on technical quality, the content of the DEMPAQ performance measures is clinically detailed and oriented toward processes of care relevant to the everyday practice of medicine in the ambulatory setting. This emphasis is crucial if the performance measures are to be useful to practicing physicians.

PMID: 8118524

Process Measures,Targeted Program,Practice Patterns Comparison,Performance Assessment,United States,Pilot Projects,Process Assessment (Health Care)/organization & administration,Quality of Health Care/organization & administration

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