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Invited Commentary
June 25, 2012

How Do Guidelines Impact Measures of Performance? Can They Keep Up?Comment on “Monitoring Performance for Blood Pressure Management Among Patients With Diabetes Mellitus”

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(12):945-946. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2261

Improving quality of health care delivery has been a major focus since the publication of the Institute of Medicine report “Crossing the Quality Chasm.”1 While concerns about funding and access to quality health care have not been resolved, there is overwhelming agreement that the foundation of efforts to improve care is predicated on outcomes measurement.2