Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Consensus Standards: Disparities-Sensitive Measure Assessment
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Associated Project:Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency
In 2011, NQF sought to establish a broader platform for addressing healthcare disparities and cultural competency in measurement. The resulting Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Consensus Standards project was focused on identifying valid and reliable performance measures in these areas, as well as a set of disparities-sensitive measures among the existing NQF portfolio of endorsed measures. In this final phase of work, disparities-sensitive criteria were finalized and an initial set of disparities-sensitive measures was identified. As part of this effort, NQF has developed a prospective approach for the assessment of disparities-sensitivity for all new and maintenance measures submitted to NQF.