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Potential Measures for Clinical–Community Relationships: A Supplement to the Clinical–Community Relationships Measures Atlas


This report is a supplement to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Clinical–Community Relationships Measures (CCRM) Atlas, which provides a list of existing measures for assessing the structures, processes, and outcomes associated with clinical–community relationships for prevention. In this supplement, the investigators suggest 52 potential measures or measurement concepts that could be developed to fill the gaps in measurements for domains included in the Atlas. This report also proposes a core set of 13 measures, culled from both the existing measures in the Atlas and the potential measures that represent the essential aspects of clinical–community relationships for prevention. 

Topics covered include the following:
  • Introduction 
  • Potential measure development methodology
    • General measure attributes
    • Potential measures context and limitations 
    • Potential measures template
  • Potential measures 
    • Clinic/clinician element 
    • Patient element
    • Community resource element 
    • Clinic/clinician–patient relationship 
    • Clinic/clinician–community resource relationship
    • Patient–community resource relationship 
  • Recommended core measures and next steps 



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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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  • Release Date: 10/2013
  • Original Summary: 02/2014
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Last updated: March 12, 2014.