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Greater scrutiny of quality process measures urged
Modern Healthcare

As quality process measures become more widely used for accountability purposes such as accreditation and value-based purchasing, increased scrutiny is needed to ensure those measures adequately capture data and lead to better patient outcomes, according to a study in the June 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Led by Mark Chassin, president of the Joint Commission, the study’s authors proposed four criteria for evaluating accountability measures that address processes of care.