Quality Measure Implementation Guide (STU3 Ballot)
2.1.0 - ballot

Quality Measure Implementation Guide (STU3 Ballot), published by Clinical Quality Information WG. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 2.1.0). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/cqf-measures/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: CQFM Measure Type


Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/us/cqfmeasures/ValueSet/cqfm-measure-type
Title:CQFM Measure Type
Status:Active as of 8/17/21, 11:21 PM

The type of measure

Publisher:Clinical Quality Information WG
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:

This value set excludes codes based on the following rules:



This value set contains 9 concepts

All codes in this table are from the system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-ObservationValue

_ObservationMeasureTypeObservationMeasureTypeObservation values used to indicate what kind of health quality measure is used.
EFFICIENCYefficiency measure typeA measure related to the efficiency of medical treatment.
EXPERIENCEexperience measure typeA measure related to the level of patient engagement or patient experience of care.
OUTCOMEoutcome measure typeA measure that indicates the result of the performance (or non-performance) of a function or process.
INTERM-OMintermediate clinical outcome measureA measure that evaluates the change over time of a physiologic state observable that is associated with a specific long-term health outcome.
PRO-PMpatient reported outcome performance measureA measure that is a comparison of patient reported outcomes for a single or multiple patients collected via an instrument specifically designed to obtain input directly from patients.
PROCESSprocess measure typeA measure which focuses on a process which leads to a certain outcome, meaning that a scientific basis exists for believing that the process, when executed well, will increase the probability of achieving a desired outcome.
APPROPRIATEappropriate use process measureA measure that assesses the use of one or more processes where the expected health benefit exceeds the expected negative consequences.
RESOURCEresource use measure typeA measure related to the extent of use of clinical resources or cost of care.
STRUCTUREstructure measure typeA measure related to the structure of patient care.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
Source The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code