After years of treating patients with rhinitis, there still exist some discrepancies in the approach to this disease amongst physicians. These measures have been developed based on the draft of the latest Rhinitis practice parameter. The individual measures as illustrated on the accompanying document consist of the following:
- The measure
- The numerator consisting of patients meeting the measure
- The denominator consisting of all patients eligible to meet the measure
- The denominator exclusions for why measure could not be met on individual patient
- The supporting guideline and reference for the measure
These measures will be disseminated to the allergy community for a 30 day review and feedback period for evaluating the appropriateness of each individual measure
in a clinical setting, the practicality of completing these measures, and the necessity of these individual measures.
We would appreciate all constructive comments and criticism regarding the need and practicality of each of these measures. All comments will be dutifully reviewed by the group.
Thank you in advance for your efforts to help us develop the best measures for rhinitis!