Denominator exceptions are conditions that should remove a patient or event
from the denominator of a measure only if the numerator criteria are not met.
The initial population refers to all patients or events to be evaluated by a
quality measure involving patients who share a common set of specified
characterstics.
Measure population criteria define the patients or events that should be
removed from the measure population before determining the outcome of one or
more continuous variables defined for the measure observation.
The initial population refers to all patients or events to be evaluated by a
quality measure involving patients who share a common set of specified
characterstics. All patients or events counted (for example, as numerator, as
denominator) are drawn from the initial population.
The upper portion of a fraction used to calculate a rate, proportion, or
ratio. Also called the measure focus, it is the target process, condition,
event, or outcome. Numerator criteria are the processes or outcomes expected
for each patient, or event defined in the denominator. A numerator statement
describes the clinical action that satisfies the conditions of the measure.
Numerator exclusion criteria define patients or events to be removed from the
numerator. Numerator exclusions are used in proportion and ratio measures to
help narrow the numerator (for inverted measures).
The lower portion of a fraction used to calculate a rate, proportion, or
ratio. The denominator can be the same as the initial population, or a subset
of the initial population to further constrain the population for the purpose
of the measure.
Denominator exclusion criteria define patients or events that should be
removed from the denominator before determining if numerator criteria are
met. Denominator exclusions are used in proportion and ratio measures to help
narrow the denominator. For example, patients with bilateral lower extremity
amputations would be listed as a denominator exclusion for a measure
requiring foot exams.
Denominator exceptions are conditions that should remove a patient or event
from the denominator of a measure only if the numerator criteria are not met.
Denominator exception allows for adjustment of the calculated score for those
providers with higher risk populations. Denominator exception criteria are
only used in proportion measures.
Measure population criteria define the patients or events for which the
individual observation for the measure should be taken. Measure populations
are used for continuous variable measures rather than numerator and
denominator criteria.
Measure population criteria define the patients or events that should be
removed from the measure population before determining the outcome of one or
more continuous variables defined for the measure observation. Measure
population exclusion criteria are used within continuous variable measures to
help narrow the measure population.
Defines the individual observation to be performed for each patient or event
in the measure population. Measure observations for each case in the
population are aggregated to determine the overall measure score for the
population.
Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name.
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Parameters:
name - the name of the enum constant to be returned.