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Table 1 Selected quality indicators and target populations*

From: Improving the quality of primary care by allocating performance-based targets, in a diverse insured population

Type of Care Criteria for Meeting Quality Standards Target Population in 2009 (N)
Mammography Subjects: Females aged 52–74 with no history of cancer.
Criterion: A mammography performed within the last 24 months.
153,785
Colorectal cancer screening Subjects: Adults aged 51–74 with no history of cancer.
Criterion: an FOBT†† within the last 12 months or a colonoscopy within the last 5 years
308,929
HbA1C Performance Subjects: Adults recorded in the diabetes registry
Criterion: HbA1C performed at least once during the last 12 months
77,898
Diabetes adequate control Subjects: Adults recorded in the diabetes registry
Criterion: HbA1C < 7 gr%, last test
77,898
Diabetes poor control Subjects: Adults recorded in the diabetes registry
Criterion: HbA1C > 9 gr%, last test.
77,898
Adequate control of LDL cholesterol, patients with CVD Subjects: Adults recorded in the cardio-vascular disease registry
Criterion: LDL < 100 mg%, last test
54,095
  1. *Indicators were defined by MHS performance system in accordance with the National Quality Indicator Program's definitions