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Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress.

Blumenthal D; Malphrus E; McGinnis JM; Institute of Medicine; National Academies; IOM

Measures to assess health care often add burden for overwhelmed hospital workers, and lack of consistency limits the usability of data to inform improvement. This publication reviews findings of a committee convened to discuss core measures for health care and outlines a set of 15 standardized measures to optimize performance assessment and develop data that drives progress.