NQF endorses 19 measures related to pulmonary conditions

The National Quality Forum has endorsed 19 measures related to pulmonary conditions and the critical care setting, according to a press release.

 According to the release, the measures focus on treatment processes and outcomes for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pneumonia.  The measures include those that have been endorsed for at least three years and are now undergoing NQF endorsement maintenance; three were new measures and 16 were maintenance measures. Further harmonization efforts are underway for a sub-set of measures. Three measures are still under review.

To view the list of measures please visit this link.

(Sources: The Advisory Board Daily Briefing, http://advisory.com, August 2, 2012; National Quality Forum, http://www.qualityforum.org/, July 31, 2012)