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Table 1 Medicare Performance Indicators

From: Measuring access to effective care among elderly medicare enrollees in managed and fee-for-service care: a retrospective cohort study

Domain/Indicator Population Measurement
Preventive and Primary Care   
Breast cancer screening rate Women 65 yrs + % with mammogram in two years
Annual visit rate All beneficiaries % with at least one visit to primary care physician or specialist in a twelve month period
Diagnosis-Specific Care   
Post-hospitalization follow-up for:   
Myocardial infarction of those hospitalized for myocardial infarction % with at least one cardiology or primary care visit within 60 days of discharge
Depression of those hospitalized for depression % with at least one mental health or primary care visit within 14 days of discharge
Chronic Disease Care   
Diabetes: Retinal screening of those with diabetes diagnosis % with retinal examination in a following 12 month period
Diabetes: Visit rate of those with diabetes diagnosis % with at least 2 visits to primary care or endocrinology in a following 12 month period