National Quality Forum: Endorsements of Additional Person- and Family-Centered Care Measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has announced its endorsement of additional person- and family-centered care measures through its national consensus endorsement process.  The measures include several of the commonly used Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys (for various settings of care) as well as specific measures for patients at inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals, and measures of functional status and quality of life.   Detailed measure specifications and documentation of the consensus endorsement process are available on the NQF website.

Person- and family-centered care measures are increasingly being included by payers to measure patient and family experiences of health care as part of achieving the triple aim of health care reform.  The measures announced as endorsed are still subject to final appeal through NQF’s multi-step endorsement process before the endorsements are finalized.

This entry was posted in Patient-Centeredness. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s