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Expert Commentaries

Editorial insights on current issues of importance to the guideline and/or measure fields including perspectives on trends in guideline and/or measure development, reviews/critiques of guidelines/measures, comments on topics related to evidence-based medicine, or similar themes. For a list of archived commentaries, visit the Expert Commentary Archive.

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Newest Commentary (5/5/2014)

Making Clinical Diagnoses: How Measureable Is the Process?
By: Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH

April 2014

Not Just Little Adults: Considerations for Quality Measures of Child Health Care
By: Jean Raphael, MD, MPH, Matthew Sadof, MD, Christopher Stille, MD, MPH, Sara Toomey, MD, David Keller, MD

Prospects for Comparing Hospital Performance Internationally on the Basis of Quality and Safety
By: Susan Burnett

March 2014

Medication Administration Errors in Hospitals — Challenges and Recommendations for Their Measurement
By: Monsey McLeod, MPharm, MSc, PhD, Nick Barber, BPharm, PhD, Bryony Dean Franklin, BPharm, PhD

Not Just Little Adults: Policies to Support Medical Home Transformation in Pediatric Practice
By: David Keller, MD, Sara Toomey, MD, Jean Raphael, MD, MPH, Matthew Sadof, MD, Christopher Stille, MD, MPH

August 2013

Steps for Assuring Rigor and Adequate Patient Representation When Using Patient-reported Outcome Performance Measures (PRO-PMs)
By: Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, Albert Wu, MD, MPH, Carol M. Moinpour, PhD, Maria-Jose Santana, PhD, Andrea Pusic, MD, Claire Snyder, PhD, Hwee-Lin Wee, PhD, Jose M. Valderas, MD, PhD, MPH, Bryce B. Reeve, PhD

July 2013

Measuring and Comparing Patients' Experiences in Emergency Departments: A Perspective Based on England's National Health Service (NHS) Experience
By: Chris Graham, Nanne Bos, PhD Student

NGC and NQMC Survey Responses Generate Enhancement and Growth
By: The National Guideline Clearinghouse and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Teams