Family planning services remain essential, and meeting patient needs for family planning services is as important now as it has ever been. Performance measures are one tool to facilitate quality improvement in clinical services. In family planning, these measures have the potential to promote access to patient-centered contraceptive services if defined and implemented appropriately. In this webinar from May 2020, Dr. Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS reviews existing performance measures for contraceptive services endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), as well as new measures in development that assess the patient’s experience of contraceptive care. The potential impact of these measures on patients and on health systems will be considered, including issues related to implementation of the measures and their implications for health equity and reproductive autonomy.
Speaker: Dr. Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS, Director of the Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program at the University of California, San Francisco
Define NQF-endorsed performance measures for contraceptive services and new measures in development.
Describe how existing and new performance measures can impact patients’ health and autonomy, as well as health equity.
Describe how to implement existing and new performance measures with patients and in health systems.
Time: 1 hour
Continuing Education: No (as of 5/6/2022, this webinar is no longer available for continuing education credits)
Certificate of Completion: Yes - available after completing the evaluation at the end of the recording
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