Performance measurement for people with multiple chronic conditions: Conceptual model

Erin R. Giovannetti, Sydney Dy, Bruce Leff, Christine Weston, Karen Adams, Tom B. Valuck, Aisha T. Pittman, Caroline S. Blaum, Barbara A. McCann, Cynthia M. Boyd

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Background: Improving quality of care for people with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) requires performance measures reflecting the heterogeneity and scope of their care. Since most existing measures are disease specific, performance measures must be refined and new measures must be developed to address the complexity of care for those with MCCs. Objectives: To describe development of the Performance Measurement for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions (PM-MCC) conceptual model. Study Design: Framework development and a national stakeholder panel. Methods: We used reviews of existing conceptual frameworks of performance measurement, review of the literature on MCCs, input from experts in the multistakeholder Steering Committee, and public comment. Results: The resulting model centers on the patient and family goals and preferences for care in the context of multiple care sites and providers, the type of care they are receiving, and the national priority domains for healthcare quality measurement. Conclusions: This model organizes measures into a comprehensive framework and identifies areas where measures are lacking. In this context, performance measures can be prioritized and implemented at different levels, in the context of patients' overall healthcare needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e359-e366
JournalAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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