Quality Measurement: A Primer for Hand Surgeons.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

As the government and payers place increasing emphasis on measuring and reporting quality and meeting-specific benchmarks, physicians and health care systems will continue to adapt to meet regulatory requirements. Hand surgeons' involvement in quality measure development will help ensure that our services are appropriately assessed. Moreover, by embracing a culture of quality assessment and improvement, we will improve patient care while demonstrating the importance of our services in a health care system that is transitioning from a fee-for-service model to a fee-for-value model. Understanding quality and the tools for its measurement, and the application of quality assessment and improvement methods can help hand surgeons continue to deliver high-quality care that aligns with national priorities.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kamal, RN; Kakar, S; Ruch, D; Richard, MJ; Akelman, E; Got, C; Blazar, P; Ladd, A; Yao, J; Ring, D

Published Date

  • May 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 645 - 651

PubMed ID

  • 26576831

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-6564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.10.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States