Field Guide 
to NQF Resources

Infographics

Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. The following infographics are visual representations of some of the processes at NQF, including measure endorsement and partnerships.

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What is Affordable Healthcare

What is Affordable Healthcare? 

This infographic shows how Patients’ and Consumers’ perspectives on affordability can vary and that affordability does not exist in a vacuum, but can depend on multiple factors.

 

Lifecycle of a Measure

Lifecycle of a Performance Measure: Depression Remission at 6 months 

This infographic charts the process that was taken to bring measure reporting on depression remission at six months from conception to final endorsement, and on to final payment qualification. 

 

 

Understanding Performance Measures: Anatomy and Types

Understanding Performance Measures: Anatomy and Types   

This infographic explains what performance measures are, how they work, and outlines three different types of performance measures that NQF endorses. 

 

 

Reducing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Rates Across the Country

Reducing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Rates Across the Country

This infographic explains the positive effects performance measurement has had on reducing the number of hospital acquired infections, particularly CLABSIs, in the United States. 

 

 

Strategies for Driving Results: Improving Maternity Care

 Strategies for Driving Results: Improving Maternity Care

This infographic explores solutions to decrease the number of early elective deliveries of babies in the United States, and the positive outcomes that would result from such a decrease.

 

 

Multi-stakeholder Review: Criteria for Evaluating a Measure

 Multi-stakeholder Review: Criteria for Evaluating a Measure

This infographic explains the process that measures go through in order to receive endorsement by the National Quality Forum.

 

 

Working Together to Achieve the National Quality Strategy (NQS)

 Working Together to Achieve the National Quality Strategy (NQS)

This infographic explains the aims of the National Quality Strategy - better care, more affordable care, and healthier people and communities, and explains what NQF is doing to help reach these aims.