Performance, Quality Measures Updated For Treating AFib

Updated clinical performance and quality measures for treating adult patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) or atrial flutter have been expanded to include the inpatient setting, and now address care domains that were not previously included, such as patient safety, effective clinical care, communication and care coordination. The updated measure set was released June 27 by the ACC and the American Heart Association, and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “The writing committee believes that implementation of this clinical performance and quality measure set by providers, physician practices, and hospital systems will help to enhance the quality of care provided to patients with AFib in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, and thereby improve their quality of life,” says Paul A. Heidenreich, MD, MS, FACC, chair of the writing committee. Read more on