Achieving national consensus of quality measures for physician-level ambulatory care

Despite the central importance of outpatient care to effective prevention and management of chronic conditions, there is no standard measurement set for quality at the individual provider or office level. The purpose of this project, and its potential renewals, is to use the National Quality Forum's (NQF) consensus process to adopt and revise over a four-year period: standard performance measures for outpatient quality; recommendations for initial methods for collecting and reporting the measures; and recommendations for improving measures and data collection methods. This initial nine-month project will be considered successful if NQF completes a paper framing the project, completes two workgroup meetings that include broad participation by their members that set priority areas for measurement, and begins to identify measures in each priority area.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $300,000.00

Awarded on: 11/24/2003

Time frame: 12/1/2003 - 8/31/2004

Grant Number: 49943


National Quality Forum

1030 15th Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, 20005-1503


Kenneth W. Kizer
Project Director