Performance measurement through audit, feedback, and profiling as tools for improving clinical care

Kevin B. Weiss*, Robin Wagner

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53S-58S
JournalCHEST
Volume118
Issue number2 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • 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

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