Jacqui is a 52 year old married woman who presents for her annual physical examination. Her doctor, Dr. Mackewicz, referred her for a mammogram at last year’s visit but Jacqui never followed through. She expresses anxiety about, and discomfort with, the procedure as reasons for not receiving one and states she does breast self-exams every few months. Dr. Mackiewicz and his staff work with Jacqui to address her concerns and again refer her for a mammogram.
Helping Jacqui complete her recommended mammogram can help her identify breast cancer early and significantly increase her chance of surviving. This will allow Jacqui more quality years with her family.
|NQF# Not Applicable||Percentage of women 40-69 years of age who had a mammogram to screen for breast cancer.||
Each of the Clinical Quality Measures has an NQF number, indicating that it has received endorsement from the National Quality Forum (NQF), a nonprofit organization with the mission to improve the quality of American healthcare. NQF uses a formal Consensus Development Process (CDP) to evaluate and endorse consensus standards, including performance measures. This process includes gathering input on performance measures from a wide variety of stakeholders including consumer organizations and health care providers.This measure is no longer endorsed by the NQF, but remains an applicable Meaningful Use Clinical Quality Measure.
Produced by Meaningful Use Quality Workgroup – March 22, 2013
*This measure is no longer NQF endorsed