About Performance Measures
The group set two objectives at the meeting. First, to set up a webpage for the group on the G-I-N site (realised in September 2012) and second to develop standards for guidelines based performance measure development.
The lead members of the G-I-N PMWG (Monika Nothacker – AWMF, Germany, Tim Stokes and Beth Shaw – NICE, United Kingdom) are conducting a study together with the group to develop core standards for guidelines based performance measure development. The standards will be developed based on a systematic review of the literature and a DELPHI consensus process with members of the G-I-N PMWG. The draft study protocol was finished in May 2013 and reviewed by international experts in the field.
The first DELPHI process with the group took place in the summer of 2013. The aim of this process was to lead to consensus on recommendations concerning core reporting standards. This work was presented at the 10th G-I-N conference in San Francisco and discussed at the group meeting. The refined reporting standards were circulated in November/December for a final vote. The group will have a teleconference in January to discuss next steps including application and validation of the standards, possible development of a performance development assessment tool and cooperation of guideline and performance measure developers.
An additional focus will be the cooperation with other G-I-N working groups, especially the GIRAnet section within Implementation and the newly established Multimorbidity working group.
If you are interested to join the group please contact Monika Nothacker, AWMF, DE