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  • Recommended quality measures for health-system pharmacy: 2019 update from the Pharmacy Accountability Measures Work Group. [Journal Article]
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 2019; 76(12):874-887Andrawis M, Ellison LTCC, … Carmichael J
  • CONCLUSIONS: The National Quality Forum (NQF) Quality Positioning System (QPS) was queried for NQF-endorsed medication-related measures. Included measures were curated into a data set of 6 therapeutic categories: antithrombotic safety, cardiovascular control, glucose control, pain management, behavioral health, and antimicrobial stewardship. Subject matter expert (SME) panels assigned to each area analyzed each measure according to a predetermined ranking system developed by the PAM Work Group. Measures remaining after SME review were disseminated during a public comment period for review and ballot. Over 1,000 measures are captured in the NQF QPS; 656 of the measures were found to be endorsed and medication use related or impacted by medication management services. A single reviewer categorized 140 measures into therapeutic categories for SME review; the remaining measures were unrelated to those clinical domains. The SME groups identified 28 measures for inclusion.An understanding of the endorsed quality measures available for public reporting programs provides an opportunity for pharmacists to demonstrate accountability for performance, thus improving quality and safety and demonstrating value of care provided.
  • Benchmarking HIV Quality Measures Across US Payer Types. [Journal Article]
    Popul Health Manag 2019Priest JL, Irwin DE, … Brady BL
  • Despite advances in antiretroviral therapy (ART), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a significant issue in the United States. Early diagnosis, continuous treatment access/adherence, and long-term care engagement help patients benefit fully from ART; however, a shortfall in care engagement remains, potentially leading to poorer health outcomes. This analysis benchmarks rates of health car…
  • Framework to Advance Oncology-Related Telehealth. [Journal Article]
    JCO Clin Cancer Inform 2018; 2:1-11Rising KL, Ward MM, … Hollander JE
  • CONCLUSIONS: Overall, there has been a lack of quality measures to assess use of telehealth for the care of oncology patients. Future work should focus on developing measures within each of the NQF-identified domains, with special attention to the financial impact or cost domain.
  • Limitations of Using Pediatric Respiratory Illness Readmissions to Compare Hospital Performance. [Journal Article]
    J Hosp Med 2018; 13(11):737-742Kaiser SV, Lam R, … Bardach NS
  • CONCLUSIONS: Using a nationally-endorsed quality measure of inpatient pediatric care, we were unable to identify meaningful variation in hospital performance without broadening the metric definition and merging multiple years of data. Utilizers of pediatric-quality measures should consider modifying metrics to better evaluate the quality of pediatric care at low-volume hospitals.
  • StatPearls: Anticoagulation Safety [BOOK]
    StatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL) Amaraneni Akshay A University of Arizona Tadi Prasanna P Creighton University- CHI health Rettew Andrew C. AC University of Arizona BOOK
  • One class of drugs that has been implicated in serious adverse drugs reactions for many decades are the oral anticoagulants, especially warfarin. There are countless cases reports indicating the use of oral anticoagulants is more likely to require hospital admission, and prolonged hospital stays from adverse events such as bleeding. The oral anticoagulants have been classified as high alert medic…
  • A Quality of Care Framework for Home-Based Medical Care. [Journal Article]
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 2018; 19(10):818-823Ritchie CS, Leff B, … Harrison KL
  • More than 6 million adults in the United States are homebound or semi-homebound and would benefit from home-based medical care (HBMC). There is currently no nationally recognized quality of care framework for home-based medical care. We sought to capture diverse stakeholder perspectives on the essential aspects of quality HBMC and create a quality of care framework for homebound adults. A qualita…
  • Quality Reporting: Understanding National Priorities, Identifying Local Applicability. [Review]
    Anesthesiol Clin 2018; 36(2):201-216Schmitz D, Popovich MT
  • Since the 1990s, the use of quality measures in healthcare has grown exponentially. Practices must maintain current knowledge of measures that affect their clinicians locally and understand how assessment of these medical professionals affects the priorities and quality activities of practices and facilities. Because quality measures are increasingly used by hospital administrators, health plans,…
  • A proposal for the development of national certification standards for patient decision aids in the US. [Journal Article]
    Health Policy 2018; 122(7):703-706Elwyn G, Burstin H, … Saigal C
  • Efforts to implement the use of patient decision aids to stimulate shared decision making are gaining prominence. Patient decision aids have been designed to help patients participate in making specific choices among health care options. Because these tools clearly influence decisions, poor quality, inaccurate or unbalanced presentations or misleading tools are a risk to patients. As payer intere…
  • Concordance Between Common Hypertension Control Algorithms in Electronic Medical Record Data. [Journal Article]
    Prev Chronic Dis 2017; 14:E80Nielsen VM, Bettano A, … Ursprung WWS
  • Because quality improvement metrics and treatment guidelines are used to conduct research, evaluate care quality, and assess population health, they should, ideally, align. We used electronic medical record data to analyze variation between blood pressure control estimates calculated by using thresholds derived from National Quality Forum 0018 (NQF 0018) and Joint National Committee (JNC) treatme…
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