AHRQ launches new web-based quality measures resource - Newsletter - Brief Article

Author: Matthew Neff
Date: March 15, 2003

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently launched a Web-based National Quality Measures Clearinghouse that will provide physicians, hospitals, health plans, and others with the most current evidence-based quality measures and measure sets available to evaluate and improve the quality of health care. The Web site, www.qualitymeasures. ahrq.gov, allows users to search the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse for measures that target a disease or condition, treatment or intervention, age range, gender, vulnerable population, setting of care, or contributing organization. The site also allows users to compare attributes of two or more quality measures to determine which measures best fit their needs, and provides material on how to select, use, apply, and interpret a measure. This Web site will be part of a larger Web site of quality, clinical information, and decision tool components that will include the National Guideline Clearinghouse at www.guideline.gov. For more information on the criteria for submitting quality measures to be considered for inclusion in the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse, go online to www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov/contact/ coninclusion.aspx.

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