The National Quality Forum is conducting a review of the criteria it uses to evaluate measures and is asking for comments on its draft recommended changes.
Public comments are due by 6 p.m. EDT June 16 and members have until 6 p.m. EDT June 23 to submit remarks. An NQF work group has suggested changes to create a stronger link between national priorities and higher-level performance measures and between process and outcomes measures, as well as greater harmonization and emphasis on outcome measures.
The NQF currently judges measures on their importance, scientific acceptability, usability and feasibility under an evaluation criteria approved in 2003. Recommended changes fall within each of those four criterion. -- by Jean DerGurahian