Neurologists and the public are encouraged to offer comments on a new set of evidence-based quality measures for stroke and rehabilitation.
Neurologists and the public are encouraged to offer comments on a new set of evidence-based quality measures for stroke and rehabilitation. Evidence-based medicine integrates individual clinical expertise with the best available clinical evidence from systematic research. The AAN is committed to developing new measures for neurologic conditions to enhance quality of care and patient safety. The comment period is open for 30 days, from March 9 to April 8, 2011.
These stroke and rehabilitation measures address underuse of effective services (evaluation and treatment strategies), safety, patient-centered care, and desired outcomes. They were developed by the American Academy of Neurology, American College of Radiology, National Committee for Quality Assurance, and the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.
The stroke and rehabilitation measures may be implemented in quality improvement programs and/or pay-for-reporting programs such as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). In addition, they may be used to meet requirements set by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) for Maintenance of Certification requirements for Performance in Practice (PIP) Modules. More information on PIP may be found here.