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Assessment of Performance Measures for Public: Executive Summary
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... The panel was asked to consider performance measures in ten areas, which are clearly a subset of the full range of traditional public health concerns: chronic diseases; sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) , human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
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... The panel recommends that each process and capacity measure be accompanied by reference to published clinical guidelines or other professional standards that describe the relationship between the process measure or capacity measure and the desired health outcome. Given the current and potential uses of performance measurement in public health, substance abuse, and mental health, the panel recommends that a combination of measures of health outcome, process, and capacity be used in the agreements between the federal government and states.
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... The potential health outcomes and risk status measures to be used for moni toring purposes are presented in Chapter 3 and described in detail in Appendix C For each health topic covered, the report includes examples of process and capacity measures that complement the outcome and risk status measures suggested by the panel.
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... A major goal of this report is to provide an analytic framework for states and DHHS to use when assessing the appropriateness of specific outcome, process, and capacity measures for individual performance agreements. Recognizing that data resources and measurement methods need improvement, the panel recommends that DHHS continue to work with states toward several infrastructure goals: developing common definitions and measurement methods; encouraging efficient development of data resources that support multiple public health, mental health, and substance abuse needs; incorporating state data priorities in national infrastructure development efforts; and promoting states' data collection and analytic capabilities.

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