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November 01, 2010

Performance Measurement: A Pivotal Piece of the Quality Puzzle

A variety of forces are converging to vastly transform U.S. healthcare as we know it. The passage of historic health reform legislation has a host of implications for the system, many which are still unknown. At the same time, the rise of pay-for-performance initiatives, which reward providers for the quality of care rather than the quantity of services they provide, has created a new approach for evaluating healthcare. Central to this shift is performance measurement, which provides the methodology for determining how well the system is functioning.

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