Performance Measures

Author(s):
Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA Principal, Infection Prevention and Control

Joint Commission Resources
Oak Brook, IL

Deborah M. Nadzam, PhD, RN, BB, FAAN Practice Leader, Patient Safety Services

Joint Commission Resources
Oak Brook, IL

Published:
October 3, 2014

Abstract

During the past several years a great deal of work has been accomplished nationwide on the development and use of performance measures. The Joint Commission launched its ORYX outcome measures in 1998.Ref 17-1 The Joint Commission (TJC). A journey through the history of The Joint Commission . TJC website. 2013. Available at: http://www.jointcommi... - You do not have permission to view this object. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched national comparative measures for long-term care in 2002, home care in 2003, and hospital reporting with the National Voluntary Hospital Reporting Initiative in 2004.Ref 17-2 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS Announces Guidelines for Reporting Hospital Quality Data . CMS website. 2004. Avai... - You do not have permission to view this object. The Institute of Medicine published its reports on quality: To Err Is HumanRef 17-3 Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS, eds. To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System . Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine, National... - You do not have permission to view this object. in 1999 and Crossing the Quality ChasmRef 17-4 Institute of Medicine (IOM). Crossing the Quality Chasm . Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, 2001. - You do not have permission to view this object. in 2001. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee includes performance measures in its evidence-based guidelines,Ref 17-5 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Infection Control Guidelines . CDC website. 2011. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/hicpa... - You do not have permission to view this object. and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and the Infectious Disease Society of America have included indicators in the Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals.Ref 17-6 Yokoe DS, Mermel LA, Anderson DJ, et al. A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals. I... - You do not have permission to view this object. The Department of Health and Human Services has developed national performance indicators to guide a nationwide agenda for measuring healthcare-associated infections.Ref 17-7 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination. HHS... - You do not have permission to view this object. The quality world has come to be much more definitive and sophisticated with regard to the use of indicators. This chapter reviews many of the systems and processes available for measuring quality and provides a framework for evaluation, development, and use of effective indicators.