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Blog: ‘Measure madness’ consuming healthcare resources
Modern Healthcare

Measuring quality in the U.S. healthcare system is “clearly out of control” and in need of major reform, according to a report from the Healthcare Association of New York State.

The group evaluated the number of measurements providers must keep track of to meet the requirements of private health insurers, accountable care organizations, the federal government and other entities. They identified more than 2,100.

The volume of measures that exist, promulgated by lack of alignment and poor coordination, has created an environment of measure madness, “Consuming precious resources that could be directed toward meaningful efforts to continuously enhance quality and patient safety,” the report states.