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Editorial insights on current issues of importance to the guideline and/or measure fields including perspectives on trends in guideline and/or measure development, reviews/critiques of guidelines/measures, comments on topics related to evidence-based medicine, or similar themes.

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  • Jun 2016

Measuring Patient Safety Events: Opportunities and Challenges

By: Amy K. Rosen, PhD, Qi Chen, MD, PhD

  • May 2014

Making Clinical Diagnoses: How Measureable Is the Process?

By: Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH

  • Apr 2014

Not Just Little Adults: Considerations for Quality Measures of Child Health Care

By: Jean Raphael, MD, MPH, Matthew Sadof, MD, Christopher Stille, MD, MPH, Sara Toomey, MD, David Keller, MD

  • Mar 2014

Not Just Little Adults: Policies to Support Medical Home Transformation in Pediatric Practice

By: David Keller, MD, Sara Toomey, MD, Jean Raphael, MD, MPH, Matthew Sadof, MD, Christopher Stille, MD, MPH

  • Mar 2014

Medication Administration Errors in Hospitals — Challenges and Recommendations for Their Measurement

By: Monsey McLeod, MPharm, MSc, PhD, Nick Barber, BPharm, PhD, Bryony Dean Franklin, BPharm, PhD

  • Aug 2013

Steps for Assuring Rigor and Adequate Patient Representation When Using Patient-reported Outcome Performance Measures

By: Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, Albert Wu, MD, MPH, Carol M. Moinpour, PhD, Maria-Jose Santana, PhD, Andrea Pusic, MD, Claire Snyder, PhD, Hwee-Lin Wee, PhD, Jose M. Valderas, MD, PhD, MPH, Bryce B. Reeve, PhD

  • Jul 2013

NGC and NQMC Survey Responses Generate Enhancement and Growth

By: The National Guideline Clearinghouse and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Teams

  • Apr 2013

The Joint Commission's Asthma Care Measure Set: How Does It Measure Up?

By: Shilpa J. Patel, MD, Lora Bergert, MD, Christopher A. Longhurst, MD, MS, Paul J. Sharek, MD, MPH

  • Jun 2012

Eliminating Hospital Re-admissions: "No Hospital Left Behind"?

By: R. Neal Axon, MD, MSCR, Mark V. Williams, MD

  • Apr 2012

Advancing the Quality of Pancreatic Cancer Care

By: Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS

  • Jan 2012

Consensus-based Selection Criteria for Accountability Measures: Viewpoint from the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse/National Guideline Clearinghouse Editorial Board

By: NQMC/NGC Editorial Board: Richard C. Hermann, MD, MS (co-chair), Paul G. Shekelle, MD, MPH, PhD (co-chair), Ethan Balk, MD, MPH, JiWon Jane S. Jue, MD, MSc, Jerod M. Loeb, PhD, Kathleen N. Lohr, PhD, and Eric C. Schneider, MD, MSc

  • Jul 2011

Home Is Where the Laboratory Is: The PCMH as a Laboratory for Performance Measure Development

By: Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH, FACP and Eric C. Schneider, MD, MSc, FACP

  • Apr 2011

Improving Ambulatory Quality of Care — Lessons from Pay-for-Performance

By: Sukyung Chung, PhD and Harold S Luft, PhD

  • Dec 2010

Promoting Transparent and Actionable Clinical Practice Guidelines: Viewpoint from the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse/National Guideline Clearinghouse (NQMC/NGC) Editorial Board

By: NGC/NQMC Editorial Board: Richard C. Hermann, MD, MS (co-chair), Paul G. Shekelle, MD, MPH, PhD (co-chair), Ethan Balk, MD, MPH, Jerod M. Loeb, PhD, Kathleen N. Lohr, PhD, Mark J. Monteforte, MD, Eric C. Schneider, MD, MSc, and Robert Wachter, MD

  • Jul 2010

Focus on Accessibility Results in Improved Function and Content for NQMC and NGC

By: Elizabeth Willingham, Lisa T. Haskell, Vivian H. Coates, and Mary P. Nix

  • Jun 2010

Interoperable Electronic Health Records and Quality of Care

By: Lisa M. Kern, MD, MPH and Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH

  • May 2010

An Integrated Approach to Developing Health Care Guidelines and Measures

By: Cally Vinz, RN, Joann Foreman, RN, and Kathy Cummings, RN

  • Feb 2010

New Directions for Health Care Information Technology

By: William W. Stead, MD and Herbert S. Lin, PhD

  • Aug 2009

On Quality Measurement, Babies, and Bathwater

By: Robert M. Wachter, MD

  • Jul 2009

Why Are There No Efficiency Measures in the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse?

By: Peter S. Hussey, PhD and Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD

  • Jun 2009

User Perspectives: An Overview of the Clearinghouse Survey Results

By: The National Guideline and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Management Team

  • May 2009

Evaluating Evidence in the Development of Performance Measures

By: Rebecca A. Kresowik, BLS and Timothy F. Kresowik, MD

  • Nov 2008

Composite Measures: Matching the Method to the Purpose

By: Michael Shwartz, PhD and Arlene S. Ash, PhD

  • Oct 2008

Importance of Patient-Reported Outcomes for Quality Improvement

By: Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH and Dennis A. Revicki, PhD

  • Sep 2008

Assessing the Quality of Mental Health Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

By: Jodi Morris, PhD and Shekhar Saxena, MD

  • Dec 2007

A Season for Change

By: NQMC Editorial Staff