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National Quality Forum Endorses National Consensus Standards Promoting Accountability and Public Reporting
Date:8/5/2008

tional communication measure: reading

-- Functional communication measure: motor speech

-- Functional communication measure: memory

-- Functional communication measure: attention

-- Acute stroke mortality rate

Immunization

-- Influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel*

-- Influenza vaccination of nursing home/skilled nursing facility residents

-- Pneumococcal vaccination of nursing home/skilled nursing facility residents

-- Standard measure specifications for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations

* Time-limited

+ Paired

The mission of the National Quality Forum is to improve the quality of American healthcare by setting national priorities and goals for performance improvement, endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance, and promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs. NQF, a non-profit organization (http://www.qualityforum.org) with diverse stakeholders across the public and private health sectors, was established in 1999 and is based in Washington, DC.

CONTACT: Stacy Fiedler of National Quality Forum +1-202 783 1300 ext. 179, sfiedler@qualityforum.org


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