Quality Field Notes

Key lessons learned by regional alliances of clinicians, patients, and payers in Aligning Forces for Quality communities as they work to transform local health care and provide models for national reform.

Quality Field Notes

Spotlight: Using Performance Measurement Data to Improve Quality

Measuring physician performance is critical to improving patient care.

When Americans go to the doctor, it's essentially a coin toss as to whether they'll receive the care medical experts recommend for their conditions. And because Americans don't always receive appropriate care for chronic conditions, as many as 91,000 people die each year. Quality Field Notes takes a look at how physician practices are using performance measurement data to improve the care patients receive.

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Is quality improving? How do we know? We measure.



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