Pulmonary Medicine Respiratory Care Process Measures

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With these notable trends and adoption of electronic health records, the demand for more refined and outcome-based performance measures are required. The following are Pulmonary Medicine-Respiratory Care process measures which might be beneficial to be encompassed as part of JC or CMS reviews. Measure #1 Firstly, I recommend the use of proper medications for individuals with Asthma. It is noticeable that the number of people receiving medications for persistent asthma is increasing; hence, it is essential to dispense them with appropriate medicines during the treatment period. Besides, a hospital 30-day readmission due to COPD should be included as part of JC. Basically, the reduction or prevention of exacerbations institutes a principal treatment objective. The measure comprises verification of patient conditions, healthcare databases or regular cards.

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