National Quality Forum: Essential Attributes of a High-Quality System of Care – How Communities Approach Quality Measurement


In this report, National Quality Forum (NQF) highlights case studies of how communities are addressing the attributes described by The SCAN Foundation as being essential for a high-quality healthcare system for adults with complex care needs. NQF found that the first essential attribute—to identify and regularly re-evaluate a person’s medical and nonmedical needs and goals on an ongoing basis for care planning—is the one communities are most consistently achieving by using data, measurement tools, and instruments in innovative ways. VIEW REPORT

Date Updated: 10/12/2016

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