March 28, 2016
Funded by VA's Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Service, this Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) Supplement is the product of an HSR&D sponsored state-of-the-art (SOTA) conference titled "Next Generation Clinical Performance Measures: Patient-Centered, Clinically Meaningful, and High-Value," which was held in 2014. A Call for Papers was issued following the SOTA, and 10 articles were accepted for publication in this special Supplement. Published papers discuss empirical research on the effects of performance measurement on improvements in clinical care, as well as on unintended outcomes (e.g., inappropriate treatment or over-treatment). Papers also describe new methods and methodological challenges in the selection and creation of performance measures that incorporate measures of benefit and harm, value, or patient preferences, and also present research on the implementation of performance measures that address human factors, incentives and facilitators, barriers, and expected and unintended consequences. A few of the measures and findings discussed include:
Journal of General Internal Medicine. April 2016;31(1 Suppl):1497-1525. Free online access is available via VA computers only.