The National Quality Forum has begun work on a set of consensus standards for gathering and reporting data on healthcare-associated infections. The organization may endorse standards by year-end. Its consensus-building process typically takes six months to nine months to complete, NQF spokesman Philip Dunn said. So far, the NQF has asked interested parties to submit proposed standards by March 17. A steering committee will select measures for public comment before proposing final standards for approval by the NQF's members and board. Read the call for measures.
[ via Modern Healthcare ]