Appropriate Medication Use

PQA Appropriate Medication Use Measures


The diabetes medication measures assess two areas of diabetes medication use: the appropriate dosing of diabetes medications and the use of statin medications for patients with diabetes. The Diabetes Medication Dosing measure assesses the percentage of patients who were dispensed a dose higher than the daily recommended dose for diabetes medications. The Statin Use in Persons with Diabetes measure assesses the percentage of patients ages 40 to 75 years who were dispensed medications for diabetes and a statin medication.

  • Diabetes Medication Dosing (DOS)
  • Statin Use in Persons with Diabetes (SUPD) (NQF #2712)

The Medication Therapy for Persons with Asthma measure assesses two areas of respiratory medication use. The suboptimal asthma control rate assesses the percentage of patients with persistent asthma who were dispensed more than three canisters of a short-acting beta-2 agonist inhaler over any three-month period. The absence of controller therapy rate assesses the percentage of patients with persistent asthma who were dispensed more than three canisters of a short-acting beta-2 agonist inhaler over any three-month period and who did not receive the appropriate controller therapy.

  • Medication Therapy for Persons with Asthma (MTPA)
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* Update: August 28, 2018