Deconstruct each measure to include the following descriptions:

  • The measure’s definition
    The numerical description of how the measurement is constructed (numerator/denominator measure counts, formula used to calculate the rate, and so on).
    Explain how this measure’s data is gathered.
    Describe how the measurement is externally compared to other similar settings; distinguish between the actual rate and a percentile ranking.
    Explain whether or not the measure is risk-adjusted. If so, please describe briefly how this is accomplished.
    Describe how goals for each measure might be set in an aggressive organization seeking to excel in the marketplace.