NQF Endorses National Consensus Standards Promoting Accountability and Public Reporting

NQF has endorsed 67 clinician-level consensus standards relating to cancer care, infectious diseases, perioperative care, and non-physician professionals. NQF also endorsed four facility-level measures in surgery and anesthesia, 17 measures addressing prevention and management of stroke across the continuum of care, and three measures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations, a total of 91 consensus standards. Read full press release ( http://www.qualityforum.org/news/releases/080508-endorsed-measures.asp ). (SOURCE: National Quality Forum , http://www.qualityforum.org, August 15, 2008)