Candidate Quality Measures to Assess Care for Alcohol Misuse
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This tool presents detailed technical specifications for the set of quality measures identified and specified in a multiyear study of the link between improvements in processes of care for alcohol misuse and improvements in outcomes, known as the AQual study. These measures were selected for testing on the basis of a literature review, the findings of a technical expert panel, and an iterative process of specification. The tool describes the overall AQual study context and goals, the specific institutional context in which the measures were developed and will ultimately be tested, and the steps taken to arrive at the final set of measures, described in terms of their denominator population as well as their required data sources.
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