Measurement of mammography rates for quality improvement
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Medical Subject Headings
Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Breast Neoplasms; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.); Data Collection; Diabetes Complications; Female; Health Care Surveys; Humans; Insurance Claim Review; Mammography; Medicare; Total Quality Management; United States; Utilization Review
Bioinformatics | Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Services Research
To determine the best source of high-quality data related to mammography rates, a study was undertaken to compare chart audit and claims data from the Health Care Financing Administration's Ambulatory Quality Improvement Project. Because claims data captured a higher percentage of mammograms than chart audit data in this study, quality improvement projects should consider utilizing claims data only to ascertain mammography rates.
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Citation: Qual Manag Health Care. 1999 Winter;7(2):11-9.
Kell, S. H.; Allison, Jeroan J.; Brown, Kathleen C.; Weissman, Norman W.; Farmer, Robert; and Kiefe, Catarina I., "Measurement of mammography rates for quality improvement" (1999). Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations. 135.