Performance Measures

Performance Measures

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.

2011
ACCF/AHA/AMA–PCPI 2011 Performance Measures for Adults With Coronary Artery Disease and Hypertension

2010
ACCF/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/SVM/SVN/SVS 2010 Performance Measures for Adults With Peripheral Artery Disease

2008
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

2007
AACVPR/ACC/AHA 2007 Performance Measures on Cardiac Rehabilitation for Referral to and Delivery of Cardiac Rehabilitation/Secondary Prevention Services

2006
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)

2005
ACC/AHA Clinical Performance Measures for Adults With Chronic Heart Failure

American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Methodology for the Selection and Creation of Performance Measures for Quantifying the Quality of Cardiovascular Care