NQMC Update Service: April 28, 2014

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)

April 28, 2014

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Measure Summaries

Dental Quality Alliance

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Spanish Society of Intensive and Critical Care and Units Coronary

Withdrawn Summaries

The summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site because they are no longer in current use and therefore, do not meet the NQMC Inclusion Criteria. Please see the Measure Archive for a complete list of all measures that have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site.

British Medical Association

  • Atrial fibrillation: the percentage of patients with atrial fibrillation in whom stroke risk has been assessed using the CHADS2 risk stratification scoring system in the preceding 12 months (excluding those whose previous CHADS2 score is greater than 1).
  • Cardiovascular disease: the percentage of patients diagnosed with hypertension (diagnosed on or after 1 April 2009) who are given lifestyle advice in the preceding 12 months for: smoking cessation, safe alcohol consumption and healthy diet.
  • Cervical screening: the contractor ensures there is a system for informing all women of the results of cervical screening tests.
  • Child health surveillance: child development checks are offered at intervals that are consistent with national guidelines and policy agreed with the NHS CB.
  • Contraception: the percentage of women on the register prescribed an oral or patch contraceptive method in the preceding 12 months who have also received information from the contractor about long-acting reversible methods of contraception in the preceding 12 months.
  • Coronary heart disease: the percentage of patients with coronary heart disease whose last measured total cholesterol (measured in preceding 12 months) is 5 mmol/l or less.
  • Depression: the percentage of patients aged 18 or over with a new diagnosis of depression in the preceding 1 April to 31 March who have had a bio-psychosocial assessment by the point of diagnosis.
  • Diabetes mellitus: the percentage of male patients with diabetes, on the register, who have a record of erectile dysfunction with a record of advice and assessment of contributory factors and treatment options in the preceding 12 months.
  • Diabetes mellitus: the percentage of male patients with diabetes, on the register, with a record of being asked about erectile dysfunction in the preceding 12 months.
  • Diabetes mellitus: the percentage of patients newly diagnosed with diabetes, on the register, in the preceding 1 April to 31 March who have a record of being referred to a structured education programme within 9 months after entry on to the diabetes register.
  • Diabetes mellitus: the percentage of patients with diabetes, on the register, who have a record of a dietary review by a suitably competent professional in the preceding 12 months.
  • Diabetes mellitus: the percentage of patients with diabetes, on the register, who have a record of an albumin:creatinine ratio test in the preceding 12 months.
  • Diabetes mellitus: the percentage of patients with diabetes, on the register, who have a record of retinal screening in the preceding 12 months.
  • Diabetes mellitus: the percentage of patients with diabetes, on the register, who have had influenza immunisation in the preceding 1 September to 31 March.
  • Epilepsy: the percentage of patients aged 18 or over on drug treatment for epilepsy who have been seizure free for the last 12 months recorded in the preceding 12 months.
  • Epilepsy: the percentage of women aged 18 or over and who have not attained the age of 55 who are taking antiepileptic drugs who have a record of information and counselling about contraception, conception and pregnancy in the preceding 12 months.
  • Hypertension: the percentage of patients aged 79 or under with hypertension in whom the last recorded blood pressure reading (measured in the preceding nine months) is 140/90 mmHg or less.
  • Hypertension: the percentage of patients with hypertension aged 16 or over and who have not yet attained the age of 75 in whom there is an assessment of physical activity, using the General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPPAQ), in the preceding 12 months.
  • Hypertension: the percentage of patients with hypertension aged 16 or over and who have not yet attained the age of 75 who score 'less than active' on the General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPPAQ) in the preceding 12 months who also have a record of a brief intervention in the preceding 12 months.
  • Hypothyroidism: the contractor establishes and maintains a register of patients with hypothyroidism who are currently treated with levothyroxine.
  • Hypothyroidism: the percentage of patients with hypothyroidism on the register with thyroid function tests recorded in the preceding 12 months.
  • Learning disabilities: the percentage of patients on the learning disability register with Down's syndrome aged 18 or over who have a record of blood TSH in the preceding 12 months (excluding those who are on the thyroid disease register).
  • Maternity services: antenatal care and screening are offered according to current local guidelines agreed with the NHS CB.
  • Mental health: the percentage of patients aged 40 years or over with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses who have a record of blood glucose or HbA1c in the preceding 12 months.
  • Mental health: the percentage of patients aged 40 years or over with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses who have a record of total cholesterol:HDL ratio in the preceding 12 months.
  • Mental health: the percentage of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses who have a record of BMI in the preceding 12 months.
  • Patient experience: the contractor ensures that the length of routine booked appointments with doctors in the surgery is not less than 10 minutes.
  • Peripheral arterial disease: the percentage of patients with peripheral arterial disease in whom the last measured total cholesterol (measured in the preceding 12 months) is 5 mmol/l or less.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: the percentage of patients aged 50 or over and who have not attained the age of 91 with rheumatoid arthritis who have had an assessment of fracture risk using a risk assessment tool adjusted for rheumatoid arthritis in the preceding 24 months.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: the percentage of patients with rheumatoid arthritis aged 30 or over and who have not attained the age of 85 who have had a cardiovascular risk assessment using a CVD risk assessment tool adjusted for rheumatoid arthritis in the preceding 12 months.
  • Smoking: the percentage of patients aged 15 or over whose notes record smoking status in the preceding 24 months.
  • Stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA): the percentage of patients with stroke or TIA who have a record of total cholesterol in the preceding 12 months.
  • Stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA): the percentage of patients with stroke shown to be non-haemorrhagic or a history of TIA whose last measured total cholesterol (measured in the preceding 12 months) is 5 mmol/l or less.

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