Performance Measurement is the first in a new series of an ongoing effort by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to improve health care quality. Performance Measurement offers a comprehensive review of available measures and introduces a new framework to examine these measures against the six aims of the health care system: health care should be safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. This new book also addresses the gaps in performance measurement and introduces the need for measures that are longitudinal, comprehensive, population-based, and patient-centered. This book is directed toward all concerned with improving the quality and performance of the nation s health care system in its multiple dimensions and in both the public and private sectors.
National Research Council. Performance Measurement: Accelerating Improvement (Pathways to Quality Health Care Series). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006.
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