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Choosing Wisely

The high costs of healthcare in the United States and other developed nations are attributable, in part, to overutilization of tests, treatments, and procedures that provide little to no benefit for patients. To combat this problem, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation developed the Choosing Wisely Campaign, tasking professional societies to develop lists of […]

NQF Measures

The assessment of the quality of care provided by medical practitioners is enhanced through the creation and implementation of performance measures. The National Quality Forum (NQF) has served as a major vehicle for the creation of performance measures. To date, in the discipline of critical care medicine, few performance measures have been implemented. This “measures […]