Quality Measures and Sociodemographic Risk Factors

Fiscella, Kevin; Burstin, Helen R.; Nerenz, David R.
December 2014
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;12/24/2014, Vol. 312 Issue 24, p2615
Academic Journal
The authors conveys their concerns on a policy made in 2006 by the National Quality Forum (NQF) against the adjustment of quality measures for sociodemographic risk factors. Topics include a trend toward estimating patient outcomes instead of care processes, an expert panel convened by the NQF under contract from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reconsider its policy, and a measure-by-measure determination of the appropriateness of sociodemographic adjustment.


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