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Composite Performance Measure Evaluation Guidance 

Date of Publication:
APR 2013
Associated Project:
Composite Evaluation Guidance
Composite performance measures, which combine information on multiple individual performance measures into one single measure, are of increasing interest in healthcare performance measurement and public accountability applications. According to the Institute of Medicine, such measures can enhance the performance measurement enterprise and provide a potentially deeper view of the reliability of the care system. NQF has endorsed several composite measures in recent years, and has previously developed guidance to assist steering committees with assessment of these measures as part of the NQF evaluation process. This report summarizes the work of an expert panel to review and update this composite measure guidance to help future steering committees evaluate such measures.