Developing and evaluating performance measures for ambulatory care quality: a preliminary report of the DEMPAQ project.

A. G. Lawthers, R. H. Palmer, J. E. Edwards, J. Fowles, D. W. Garnick, Jonathan Weiner

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Abstract

Because of the focus on technical quality, the content of the DEMPAQ performance measures is clinically detailed and oriented toward processes of care relevant to the everyday practice of medicine in the ambulatory setting. This emphasis is crucial if the performance measures are to be useful to practicing physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-565
Number of pages14
JournalThe Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement
Volume19
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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