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Browse Measure Initiatives to find measures represented in NQMC that are associated with a specific measurement initiative.

Measures that are included in each measure initiative have been submitted to NQMC and have met the Inclusion Criteria to date. Check back frequently as the measures included in each initiative changes; these changes are then reflected in the associated measure summaries that are posted to the NQMC Web site.

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Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance (AQA)            Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program           
Ambulatory Surgery Center Quality Reporting Program            National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)           
Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC)            National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)           
Home Health Compare            Nursing Home Compare           
Hospital Compare            Physician Quality Reporting System           
Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program            Quality Check®           
Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program           

The Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance (AQA) External Web Site Policy is a large voluntary multi-stakeholder collaborative of physicians and other clinicians, consumers, purchasers, health plans, and others who strive to meet its responsibilities in an effective, efficient, public and transparent manner. The mission of the AQA is to... Read all

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Acute otitis externa (AOE): percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 2 years and older with a diagnosis of AOE with assessment for auricular or periauricular pain. 2010 Sep. NQMC:003151
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Foundation - Medical Specialty Society; Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® - Clinical Specialty Collaboration. View all measures by the developer(s)
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Acute otitis externa (AOE): percentage of patients aged 2 years and older with a diagnosis of AOE who were not prescribed systemic antimicrobial therapy. 2010 Sep. NQMC:003152
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Foundation - Medical Specialty Society; Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® - Clinical Specialty Collaboration. View all measures by the developer(s)
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Acute otitis externa (AOE): percentage of patients aged 2 years and older with a diagnosis of AOE who were prescribed topical preparations. 2010 Sep. NQMC:003150
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Foundation - Medical Specialty Society; Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® - Clinical Specialty Collaboration. View all measures by the developer(s)
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Anesthesiology and critical care: percentage of ICU patients aged 18 years and older who receive mechanical ventilation and who had an order on the first ventilator day for head of bed elevation (30-45 degrees). 2008 Oct. NQMC:003480
American Society of Anesthesiologists - Medical Specialty Society; Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® - Clinical Specialty Collaboration. View all measures by the developer(s)
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Anesthesiology and critical care: percentage of patients who undergo central venous catheter (CVC) insertion for whom CVC was inserted with all elements of maximal sterile barrier technique followed. 2008 Oct. NQMC:003481
American Society of Anesthesiologists - Medical Specialty Society; Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® - Clinical Specialty Collaboration. View all measures by the developer(s)
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Breast cancer screening: percentage of women 50 to 74 years of age who had a mammogram to screen for breast cancer. 2013 Sep. NQMC:008987
National Committee for Quality Assurance - Health Care Accreditation Organization. View all measures by the developer(s)
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Cervical cancer screening: percentage of women 21 to 64 years of age who had cervical cytology performed every 3 years. 2013 Sep. NQMC:008988
National Committee for Quality Assurance - Health Care Accreditation Organization. View all measures by the developer(s)
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Chronic stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period who also have diabetes or a current of prior LVEF less than 40% who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy. 2011 Jan. NQMC:007242
American College of Cardiology Foundation - Medical Specialty Society; American Heart Association - Medical Specialty Society; Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® - Clinical Specialty Collaboration. View all measures by the developer(s)
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Chronic stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period who also have prior MI or a current or prior LVEF less than 40% who were prescribed beta-blocker therapy. 2011 Jan. NQMC:007241
American College of Cardiology Foundation - Medical Specialty Society; American Heart Association - Medical Specialty Society; Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® - Clinical Specialty Collaboration. View all measures by the developer(s)
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Chronic stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period who were prescribed aspirin or clopidogrel. 2011 Jan. NQMC:007240
American College of Cardiology Foundation - Medical Specialty Society; American Heart Association - Medical Specialty Society; Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® - Clinical Specialty Collaboration. View all measures by the developer(s)
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Chronic wound care: percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic skin ulcer without a prescription or recommendation to use wet to dry dressings. 2010 Sep. NQMC:004411
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Medical Specialty Society; National Committee for Quality Assurance - Health Care Accreditation Organization; Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® - Clinical Specialty Collaboration. View all measures by the developer(s)
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Chronic wound care: percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of chronic skin ulcer without the use of a wound surface culture technique. 2010 Sep. NQMC:004410
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Medical Specialty Society; National Committee for Quality Assurance - Health Care Accreditation Organization; Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® - Clinical Specialty Collaboration. View all measures by the developer(s)
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