Study Finds Measuring Quality Does Improve Care
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Measuring Quality Improves Doctors' Care, Study Finds
The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality was founded on a simple premise: To improve the quality of health care, you must be able to measure it. ... Yet the premise that tracking the quality of care truly prods physicians to change the way they practice medicine has been more accepted than studied. The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, started by a group of large physician practices and health care systems in 2003, now can be cited as an example that it does. ... The study found that the collaborative's members improved overall in every measure, such as monitoring a diabetes patient's kidney function, which was tracked for more than two years (Boulton, 10/22).