The Foundation for Accountability (FACCT
) is a consumer oriented, not-for-profit organization that has built an information framework to simplify sharing health status improvement performance measures (Skolnick 1997; Epstein 1998).
is an advocate for more useful health care assessment and measurement information - the type of information that even large companies say they have trouble finding.
For example, HCFA has funded the Foundation for Accountability (FAcct
) and the Rand Corporation, in an effort to develop viable outcome measures for diabetes, depression, and breast cancer (Freudenheim 1996).
He represents General Motors on the Foundation for Accountability (FAcct
), the Midwest Business Group on Health, and the American Medical Association's American Medical Accreditation Program (AMAP).
The breast cancer measures are one set of condition-specific measures being proposed by the FACCT
. This study is a first step in assessing how a general consumer audience will understand and use such performance measures.
One such measure, which is also part of the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT
), is breast cancer stage at diagnosis.
The most prominent of these measurement activities are HEDIS (Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set) measures from the National Commission for Quality Assurance and recommended measurement sets from Facct
(Foundation for Accountability).
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Interpersonal care may be a critical pathway to optimal health outcomes for minority, lower socioeconomic status (SES), or limited English proficiency (LEP) patient subgroups considered as priority populations (Foundation for Accountability: FACCT
1997; Clancy and Chesley 2003).
, Foundation For Accountability: CAMHI project/chronic condition screener, January 2000.
Additionally, questions on satisfaction with pharmaceutical care from the Foundation for Accountability's (FACCT
) Annual Patient Satisfaction Survey could be incorporated.
As the recent Readers Digest MORI poll shows, the general public do not have the correct faccts
about asylum seekers.