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The evaluate-measure operation is used to calculate an eMeasure and obtain the results.

The official URL for this operation definition is

 http://hl7.org/fhir/OperationDefinition/Measure-evaluate-measure

Formal Definition (as a OperationDefinition).

URL: [base]/Measure/$evaluate-measure

URL: [base]/Measure/[id]/$evaluate-measure

This is not an idempotent operation

In Parameters:
NameCardinalityTypeBindingProfileDocumentation
periodStart1..1date

The start of the measurement period. In keeping with the semantics of the date parameter used in the FHIR search operation, the period will start at the beginning of the period implied by the supplied timestamp. E.g. a value of 2014 would set the period start to be 2014-01-01T00:00:00 inclusive

periodEnd1..1date

The end of the measurement period. The period will end at the end of the period implied by the supplied timestamp. E.g. a value of 2014 would set the period end to be 2014-12-31T23:59:59 inclusive

measure0..1string
(reference)

The measure to evaluate. This parameter is only required when the operation is invoked on the resource type, it is not used when invoking the operation on a Measure instance

reportType0..1code

The type of measure report: subject, subject-list, or population. If not specified, a default value of subject will be used if the subject parameter is supplied, otherwise, population will be used

subject0..1string
(reference)

Subject for which the measure will be calculated. If not specified, the measure will be calculated for all subjects that meet the requirements of the measure. If specified, the measure will only be calculated for the referenced subject(s)

practitioner0..1string
(reference)

Practitioner for which the measure will be calculated. If specified, the measure will be calculated only for subjects that have a primary relationship to the identified practitioner

lastReceivedOn0..1dateTime

The date the results of this measure were last received. This parameter is only valid for patient-level reports and is used to indicate when the last time a result for this patient was received. This information can be used to limit the set of resources returned for a patient-level report

Out Parameters:
NameCardinalityTypeBindingProfileDocumentation
return1..1MeasureReport

The results of the measure calculation. See the MeasureReport resource for a complete description of the output of this operation. Note that implementations may choose to return a MeasureReport with a status of pending to indicate that the report is still being generated. In this case, the client can use a polling method to continually request the MeasureReport until the status is updated to complete

Note: as this is the only out parameter, it is a resource, and it has the name 'return', the result of this operation is returned directly as a resource

The effect of invoking this operation is to calculate the measure for the given subject, or all subjects if no subject is supplied, and return the results as a MeasureReport resource of the appropriate type. Note that whether or not this operation affects the state of the server depends on whether the server persists the generated MeasureReport. If the MeasureReport is not persisted, this operation can be invoked with GET

Request: Request evaluation of the CMS146 measure for patient 124 over a measurement period of the first 3 months of 2014

GET [base]/Measure/CMS146/$evaluate-measure?periodStart=2014&periodEnd=2014

GET [base]/Measure/CMS146/$evaluate-measure?subject=124&periodStart=2014-01&periodend=2014-03

Response: Returned on successful evaluation

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<MeasureReport xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir">
  <id value="evaluate-measure-operation-response"/>
  <text>
    <status value="generated"/>
    <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
	<!-- Generated... -->
    </div>
  </text>
  <contained>
    <Organization>
      <id value="reporter"/>
      <name value="Good Health Hospital"/>
    </Organization>
  </contained>
  <status value="complete"/>
  <type value="summary"/>
  <measure value="Measure/CMS146"/>
  <reporter>
    <reference value="#reporter"/>
  </reporter>
  <period>
      <start value="2014-01-01" />
      <end value="2014-03-31" />
  </period>
  <group id="CMS146-group-1">
    <population>
      <code><coding><code value="initial-population"/></coding></code>
      <count value="500"/>
    </population>
    <population>
      <code><coding><code value="numerator"/></coding></code>
      <count value="200"/>
    </population>
    <population>
      <code><coding><code value="denominator"/></coding></code>
      <count value="500"/>
    </population>
    <population>
      <code><coding><code value="denominator-exclusion"/></coding></code>
      <count value="100"/>
    </population>
    <stratifier>
      <code><text value="stratifier-ages-up-to-9"/></code>
      <stratum>
        <value><text value="true"/></value> 
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="initial-population"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="numerator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="100"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator-exclusion"/></coding></code>
          <count value="50"/>
        </population>
      </stratum>
      <stratum>
        <value><text value="false"/></value>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="initial-population"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="numerator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="100"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator-exclusion"/></coding></code>
          <count value="50"/>
        </population>
      </stratum>
    </stratifier>
    <stratifier>
      <code><text value="stratifier-ages-10-plus"/></code>
      <stratum>
        <value><text value="true"/></value>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="initial-population"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="numerator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="100"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator-exclusion"/></coding></code>
          <count value="50"/>
        </population>
      </stratum>
      <stratum>
        <value><text value="false"/></value>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="initial-population"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="numerator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="100"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator-exclusion"/></coding></code>
          <count value="50"/>
        </population>
      </stratum>
    </stratifier>
    <stratifier>
      <code><text value="stratifier-gender"/></code>
      <stratum>
        <value><text value="male"/></value>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="initial-population"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="numerator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="100"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator-exclusion"/></coding></code>
          <count value="50"/>
        </population>
      </stratum>
      <stratum>
        <value><text value="female"/></value>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="initial-population"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="numerator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="100"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="250"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator-exclusion"/></coding></code>
          <count value="50"/>
        </population>
      </stratum>
      <stratum>
        <value><text value="other"/></value>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="initial-population"/></coding></code>
          <count value="0"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="numerator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="0"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="0"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator-exclusion"/></coding></code>
          <count value="0"/>
        </population>
      </stratum>
      <stratum>
        <value><text value="unknown"/></value>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="initial-population"/></coding></code>
          <count value="0"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="numerator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="0"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator"/></coding></code>
          <count value="0"/>
        </population>
        <population>
          <code><coding><code value="denominator-exclusion"/></coding></code>
          <count value="0"/>
        </population>
      </stratum>
    </stratifier>
  </group>
</MeasureReport>

 

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