Identification of care coordination measures. In total, the search of MEDLINE yielded 3,949 unique articles, of which 3,711 were excluded during the initial review of titles and abstracts. An additional 21 potential measure sources were identified from other sources, including from an Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) report on care coordination and a National Quality Forum (NQF) report on care coordination measures. The literature search and additional sources together yielded 259 potential measure sources, from which 96 unique measure instruments were included. Some measure sources yielded more than one measure. A single measure was often identified from multiple sources.*97 measure sources met more than one measure exclusion criterion. †Redundant articles are those that pertained to a measure already identified from another source.
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