Guideline derived performance measures: what do guideline and performance measure developers need from each other?

T. Stokes, M. Nothacker, M. Nix & G. Leng
Background: The need to improve health care quality has led health care systems to adopt quality improvement programmes including pay for performance. A crucial component of quality improvement is the construction and use of performance measures (PMs) that measure clinical quality, health outcomes and[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]