Ambulatory Care

[Summary in Progress]

Ambulatory Care Literature

(169) Brantes FD, Wickland PS, Williams JP. The Value of Ambulatory Care Measures: A review of Clinical and Financial Impact from an Employer/Payer Perspective. The American Journal of Managed Care. 2008:14(6) 360-368.

PMID: 18554074


  • Economic and clinical literature review of 62 quality metrics used in primary care P4P.
  • Of the top 20 metrics based on clinical and economic support, 16 were found to be cost saving in the short-term.
  • Many primary care measures may have little clinical evidence beyond expert opinion.

Significance to Literature:

Systematic clinical and economic evaluation of 62 ambulatory care measures.