2016 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults with Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter
The Heart Rhythm Society endorsed the document on February 25, 2016.
June 27, 2016—This atrial fibrillation (AF) clinical performance and quality measure set is notable for several reasons. First, the writing committee considered whether measures should be developed for the inpatient setting, expanding the scope of the original measure set. Specifically, the writing committee decided to broaden the care setting, from a solely outpatient context to the inpatient setting, to further improve the continuity of care for these patients by addressing the multiple settings in which they receive care. Second, new measures were developed for care domains that were not previously addressed, including patient safety, effective clinical care, communication, and care coordination.