Quality group invites comment on ambulatory care standards
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 9, 2005
Individual physicians and the general public have until May 16 to comment on the National Quality Forum's draft set of 50 proposed standards for measuring and reporting ambulatory care quality.
Consensus standards would measure doctor performance in prenatal care; disease prevention, screening and immunization; asthma and other respiratory diseases; depression; bone diseases; heart disease; and hypertension. The NQF is a private, nonprofit corporation with 260 member organizations including the American Medical Association.
Comments, marked "Attn: Ambulatory Care Project," should be mailed to NQF offices at 601 13th St., NW, Suite 500 North, Washington, D.C. 20005; or faxed to 202-783-3434.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/05/09/prbf0509.htm.