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December 1, 2014

Proposed EM Quality Measures

Below are tweets from Jay Schuur, MD, MHS, summarizing the proposed quality measures that the National Quality Forum just released. Public comments are open until December 5th, 2014 so this is your chance to have some input into the process.

Jay Schuur, MD, MHS
Vice Chair of Quality and Safety
Chief of the Division of Health Policy Translation
Department of Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Emergency) at Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schuur is Chair of the Quality and Performance Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a member of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC), and represents Emergency Medicine on the American Medical Association's Physician Council for Performance Improvement (PCPI).

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