NQMC Update Service: December 15, 2014

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)

December 15, 2014

New This Week

Measure Summaries

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Withdrawn Summaries

The summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site because they are no longer in current use and therefore, do not meet the NQMC Inclusion Criteria. Please see the Measure Archive for a complete list of all measures that have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site.

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®

  • Hepatitis C: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hepatitis C who were counseled regarding the risks of alcohol consumption at least once within the 12 month reporting period.
  • Pediatric acute gastroenteritis: percentage of patients aged 1 month to 5 years of age with a diagnosis of acute gastroenteritis for whom an appropriate oral rehydration solution was recommended.
  • Pediatric acute gastroenteritis: percentage of patients aged 1 month to 5 years of age with a diagnosis of acute gastroenteritis who had documentation of hydration status.
  • Pediatric acute gastroenteritis: percentage of patients aged 1 month to 5 years of age with a diagnosis of acute gastroenteritis who had weight measurement recorded.
  • Pediatric acute gastroenteritis: percentage of patients aged 1 month to 5 years of age with a diagnosis of acute gastroenteritis whose parent/caregiver received education on diet and when to contact the physician.
  • Perioperative care: percentage of cardiac surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures with the indications for prophylactic antibiotics and who received a prophylactic antibiotic, who have an order for discontinuation of prophylactic antibiotics within 48 hours of surgical end time.
  • Perioperative care: percentage of surgical patients aged 18 years and older undergoing procedures with the indications for prophylactic parenteral antibiotics who have an order for an antibiotic to be given within one hour (if fluoroquinolone or vancomycin, two hours) prior to the surgical incision (or start of procedure when no incision is required).
  • Preventive care and screening: percentage of patients who were queried about tobacco use one or more times during the two-year measurement period.

The Danish National Schizophrenia Registry

  • Schizophrenia: proportion of patients who have weight gain as a side effect.

Announcements

Notice to Our Users - Enhanced HHS Measures Inventory Coming Soon!

The HHS Measures Inventory is currently undergoing improvements to enhance the content, functionality, and overall user experience of the Web site.

  • Streamlined Measure Updating. The HHS Measures Inventory will transition from an annual to a "real-time" updating of content directly to the Web site.
  • Links to Expanded Measure Information. When available, external links will be established among measures in the HHS Measures Inventory and the same or similar measure residing in the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC), the National Quality Forum (NQF), and the United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) repositories.
  • New Measure History Display. A complete history of entry actions, including measure submission, review, and the date and time of each action will be displayed for each measure record.

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