Clinical audits and practice profiling have become popular tools in the attempt to change physician behavior to improve quality of care. Unfortunately, the growing need for information on quality of care has often outpaced the development of standard, valid, and reliable approaches to using these tools. The studies of performance measurement published in the literature to date demonstrate varying impact on ability to improve clinical care; few are randomized controlled trials. While performance measurement has become a common practice, the science surrounding this field is still in its early stages of development; while it seems promising, it should be viewed as largely experimental.
- Health Plan Employer Data Information Set
- Quality of care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine