Performance measures are derived from practice guidelines and provide practitioners with "tools" to measure the quality of care they provide by defining specific, measurable elements. By assessing performance on these elements, though they are not all-inclusive, practitioners can identify opportunities for improvement.
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology Foundation, under the leadership of the ACC/AHA Task Force on Performance Measures, have launched an initiative to develop physician-level performance measures for certain cardiovascular diseases and procedures. This effort promotes the implementation of clinical evidence guidelines. The task force is also willing to work with other organizations to develop performance measures, such as the AHA/ACC/AMA "mini-set" performance measures published in June 2003.
ACCF/AHA/AMA–PCPI 2011 Performance Measures for Adults With Coronary Artery Disease and Hypertension
ACCF/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/SVM/SVN/SVS 2010 Performance Measures for Adults With Peripheral Artery Disease
ACC/AHA 2008 Performance Measures for Adults With ST-Elevation and Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
ACC/AHA/Physician Consortium 2008 Clinical Performance Measures for Adults With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter
ACC/AHA 2008 Statement on Performance Measurement and Reperfusion Therapy
ACC/AHA Clinical Performance Measures for Adults With ST-Elevation and Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures (Writing Committee to Develop Performance Measures on ST-Elevation and Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction)