Health Care Quality Measurement


Increasingly, tools and surveys are employed to determine current and optimal levels of health care service and performance, and ultimately to improve the levels for each. RAND helps policymakers, health care leaders, and practitioners determine cost-effective and accurate ways to measure the quality of health care being provided, and then recommends ways to improve the level of health care quality.

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    California Should Collect Physician Identifiers from Hospitals

    Feb 7, 2013

    California health regulators should begin collecting physician identifiers as part of their routine data collection efforts about the services provided at the state's hospitals. Such a move would help providers improve quality by aiding efforts to benchmark performance and reduce variations in the delivery of care.

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    Journal Article

    Measuring Performance in Psychiatry: A Call to Action

    Apr 21, 2015

    A comprehensive set of well-accepted behavioral health care quality measures—including functional outcome measures—would make it easier to demonstrate the value and impact of behavioral health treatment.

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