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2020 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With Heart Failure

Heart failure is a major and growing public health problem in the United States with significant morbidity, mortality, and associated cost. The writing committee for this 2020 document developed a new measure set to evaluate the care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting in accordance with the 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA heart failure guideline update. The 10 new heart failure measures include seven performance measures, two quality measures, and one structural measure. The effective implementation of this measure set by clinicians, care teams, and health systems will lead to significant improvements in beneficial care of adult patients with heart failure.

The 2020 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With Heart Failure is a joint guideline developed by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology Task Force on Performance Measures. It is published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

The document was developed in collaboration with the Heart Failure Society of America and was endorsed by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Heart Rhythm Society, and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Source: American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association