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A consumer guide to clinical quality registries for care improvement

This document provides a useful explanation of clinical quality registries (CQRs). Although targeted at consumers, it will also be helpful for providers seeking clarity on the origin and use of CQRs in their clinical improvement program.

The document covers how CQRs work, their contribution to care quality and the role of consumers, including:

  1. Improving the standard of healthcare
  2. Focusing health care on what is important to consumers
  3. Helping consumers make more informed decisions about their healthcare 
  4. Helping consumers and doctors find information on implanted medical devices if there is a safety issue 
  5. Designing and collecting patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient-reported experience measures (PREMs), together with other health information

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