The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) believes the primary purpose of performance measurement and sharing of results should be to identify opportunities to improve patient care. Payers’ physician measurement programs should lead to better informed physicians and/or consumers and align with existing relevant AAFP policies on Physician Profiling Principles and Performance Measures. The benefit of measurement is the knowledge gained, so the improvement process can begin and be monitored over time. Ideally, any Physician Performance Reporting should:
(2009 COD) (April 2014 BOD)
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Physician Performance Reporting, Guiding Principles