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Table 1 Description of performance scores

From: Effect of accreditation on the quality of chronic disease management: a comparative observational study

Topic No. Description
Diabetes   
Outcome 1 Percentage of patients with an HbA1c level within target level (<53 mmol/mol)
  2 Percentage of patients with a blood pressure within target level (2006-2008: <150/80 mm Hg, 2009-2011: systolic <140 mm Hg)
  3 Percentage of patients with a total cholesterol level within target level (2006-2008: <5.0 mmol/l, 2009-2011: <4.5 mmol/l)
Process 4 Calculated mean process score based on the following 6 performance measures:
  4a Percentage of patients with at least one HbA1c measurement in the past 12 months
  4b Percentage of patients with at least one blood pressure measurement in the past 12 months
  4c Percentage of patients with at least one cholesterol measurement in the past 12 months
  4d Percentage of patients with a creatinine clearance calculation in the past 12 months
  4e Percentage of patients with a retinal examination in the past 24 months
  4f Percentage of patients with a feet examination in the past 12 months
  5 Percentage of patients with a current prescription of lipid lowering medication
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Outcome 1 Percentage of patients that smoke
Process 2 Calculated mean process score based on the following 2 performance measures:
  2a Percentage of patients with a known smoke status
  2b Percentage of patients with a spirometry in the past 12 months
  3 Percentage of patients that smoke with a stop smoking advice
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Outcome 1 Percentage of patients that smoke
  2 Percentage of patients with a blood pressure level within target level (2006-2008: <160/90 mm Hg, 2009-2011: systolic <140 mm Hg)
Process 3 Calculated mean process score based on the following 2 performance measures:
  3a Percentage of patients with a known smoke status
  3b Percentage of patients with at least one blood pressure measurement in the past 12 months
  4 Percentage of patients that smoke with a stop smoking advice
  5 Percentage of patients with a glucose measurement in the past 12 months
  6 Percentage of patients with a current prescription of anticoagulants
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