|1. Evidence Based|
|High-impact area that is useful in improving patient outcomes|
|2. Measure Selection|
|Measure exceptions and exclusions|
|3. Measure Feasibility|
|Reasonable effort and cost*|
|Reasonable time period|
|Unintended consequences avoided|
Adapted from: Normand SL, McNeil BJ, Peterson LE, et al. Eliciting expert opinion using the Delphi technique: identifying performance indicators for cardiovascular disease. Int J Qual Health Care. 1998;10:247–60.
ACC indicates American College of Cardiology; AHA, American Heart Association.