ACEP CEDR Performance Measure Topic Submission

Topics for measure development that are submitted for consideration will be reviewed and prioritized according to a number of criteria including strength of evidence base, opportunity for improvement, and impact on emergency medicine. When completing this form, please refer to the Scoring Rubric using the link below for a detailed description of how measure topics and concepts will be evaluated.

For each measurement topic, please provide the following information to the best of your ability.

Link to Scoring Rubric

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* 1. Submitter's Contact Information

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* 2. What measurement topic areas or measure concepts do you think should be developed for inclusion in CEDR?

For each proposed measurement topic listed above, please answer the following:

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* 3. Rationale for measure topic?  In 1-2 sentences, please describe the overall purpose of the measure topic (ie, anticipated improvements in quality associated with measurement in this area).

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* 4. How does this topic/concept impact emergency medicine? How does it tie in with other ACEP work and/or initiatives (eg, Clinical Policies Committee)?

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* 5. Describe the evidence base to support measure development in this topic area.  [provide a list of applicable guidelines, systematic reviews, consensus documents, individual research studies].

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* 6. Briefly summarize the prevalence, socioeconomic burden, and overall impact of the condition in the U.S. population and specifically describe the impact to emergency medicine. Use this section to also describe potential cost savings associated with measurement in this topic area.

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* 7. Documentation of gap and/or variation in care. Provide evidence (including citations) that demonstrates a quality gap or room for improvement in the measure topic area or measure concept. A quality gap could include variation in the provision of care, overall suboptimal care, or disparities in care.

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* 8. Please provide any additional comments or important references related to the overall measurement topic or specific measure concept.

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