NQMC Update Service: October 30, 2017

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October 30, 2017

Withdrawn Measure Summaries

The measure summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site because they are no longer in current use, and therefore, do not meet the NQMC Inclusion Criteria. Please see the Measure Summaries Archive for a complete list of measures that have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient had less frequent urinary incontinence, or had a urinary catheter removed.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient improved in ability to eat.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient improved in ability to groom themselves.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient improved in ability to speak clearly and be understood.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient's ability to prepare light meals improved or stayed the same as at admission.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient's ability to prepare light meals improved.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient's ability to use the phone improved or stayed the same as at admission.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient's ability to use the telephone improved.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient's anxiety became less frequent or stayed the same as at admission.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient's anxiety frequency improves.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient's behavior problem frequency improves.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient's cognitive functioning improved or stayed the same as at admission.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient's speech and language ability improved or stayed the same as at admission.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient's toileting hygiene improves.
  • Home health care: percentage of home health episodes of care during which the patient's urinary tract infection is cured.

Announcements

NEW G-I-N NA Webinar Stream

Multiple Chronic Conditions: The Balance of Benefits and Harms

When: November 8, 2017 1:00PM-2:30PM ET (12:00N-1:30PM CT; 11:00AM-12:30PM MT; 10:00AM-11:30AM PT)

Register: https://goo.gl/CCBqcN

Learn about a project designed to (1) set priorities for clinical topics and outcomes relevant to people with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and (2) develop methods for assessing the balance of benefits & harms that can inform recommendations and person-centered care for people with MCC. G-I-N NA launch’s this webinar stream with compelling research from the team of Cynthia Boyd, MD; Craig Robbins, MD; Hélène Aschmann, and Milo Puhan, MD/PhD. Join in this webinar to learn and to contribute to setting the research direction in this important area for the guidelines community.

Objectives: By the end of this Web event, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain approaches for benefit-harm assessment.
  2. Describe use of preference elicitation survey to identify important outcomes.

For more information contact: Mary Nix at MaryNix@ahrq.hhs.gov.

NGC Launches NEATS Assessment Feature

AHRQ is pleased to announce the posting of the National Guideline Clearinghouse Extent Adherence to Trustworthy Standards (NEATS) Assessments to guidelines accepted into NGC after March 2017. These assessments are intended to offer NGC users insight into the transparency and rigor of a guideline's development and they reflect the degree to which guidelines adhere to the Institute of Medicine's standards for trustworthy guidelines as described in the IOM's report. Learn more.

Health Awareness Topics: October 2017

NQMC Sister Resource

Look for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC).


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