Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who were ordered high-risk medications. Two rates are reported:
- Percentage of patients who were ordered at least one high-risk medication
- Percentage of patients who were ordered at least two different high-risk medications
Note: Inverse measure. A lower performance rate for this measure indicates better clinical care or quality.
|Denominator:||All patients aged 65 years and older who had a visit during the measurement period.
|Numerator 1:||Patients who were ordered at least one high-risk medication during the measurement period.
|Numerator 2:||Patients with at least two orders for the same high-risk medications during the measurement period.
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Once all steps have been completed, the measure will be added to the Quality Report.
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS156|
|High Priority Measure:||Yes|