Finally, to account for geographic variation, we included 10 dummy variables capturing census regions and one variable indicating whether the practice was located in an Aligning Forces for Quality site.
AF4Q Aligning Forces for Quality; HMO, health maintenance organization; IPA, independent practice association; PCMH, patient-centered medical home.
Producing public reports of physician quality at the community level: the aligning forces for quality initiative experience.
The aligning forces for quality initiative: background and evolution from 2005 to 2012.
Below are examples from three of the 17 communities participating in the Aligning Forces for Quality
program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
Cincinnati, where I live and practice, is one of 14 communities participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Aligning Forces for Quality
Using two separate samples from the Aligning Forces for Quality
Consumer Survey (Alexander et al.
In August 2012, the New Mexico Regional Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) initiative held its midpoint event, reconvening eight hospital teams from across the state to share their results, lessons learned, and learn new tools to assist the teams as they finish the 18-month collaborative sponsored by Aligning Forces for Quality
, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.