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Table 2 Measures and data sources

From: Study protocol for “Healthy Hearts Northwest”: a 2 × 2 randomized factorial trial to build quality improvement capacity in primary care

Construct Data source Measure(s) Timing
Practice capacity for quality improvement (QI) Quality improvement capacity assessment (QICA) survey • Eight change concepts (see Table 1) Baseline and 9–12 months after start of practice facilitation
Prior experience with QI Practice survey • Change process capacity questionnaire (CPCQ) [21] Baseline and 4 months after exposure to enhanced support interventions
External organizational support for QI Practice survey • Is the practice is part of a large organization with a centralized QI team?
• The autonomy of the practice to choose what QI projects they wish to work on
Baseline and 4 months after exposure to enhanced support interventions
External climate for QI Practice survey • Location of practice: Washington, Oregon, or Idaho Baseline and 4 months after exposure to enhanced support interventions
Adaptive reserve Staff survey • Adaptive reserve scale [22] Baseline and 4 months after exposure to enhanced support interventions
Clinical quality measures for ABCS CVD risk factors Numerator and denominator report generated by each practice from their Electronic Health Record • NQF0068: ischemic vascular disease: appropriate use of aspirin/antithrombotic
• NQF0018: controlling high blood pressure
• NQF0028: preventive care and screening: tobacco use
• CMS proposed statin measure
Every 90 days with a 12 month look-back period
  1. CVD cardiovascular disease; NQF National Quality Forum; QI quality improvement; ABCS aspirin, blood pressure, cholesterol, and smoking