Newly revised performance measures for the treatment of adults with coronary artery disease and hypertension represent a step toward shifting focus from the physician's actions to the patient's progress.
The updated performance measures, released June 13, assess not just how well a physician treats a patient, but also how well the physician helps the patient control his or her coronary artery disease and hypertension (Drozda J et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;58:316-336). The update was issued by the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, convened by the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the American Medical Association.
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