|front |1 |2 |3 |4 |5 |6 |7 |8 |9 |10 |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |review|
were held with three different groups of practicing family physician
representing both rural and urban practices to ensure the sixteen potential
indicators were acceptable to them.
The participants received a list of the indicators with a brief explanation of its intended use. After independent review by each physician, researchers facilitated a group discussion to address any concerns about indicator relevance in physician practice and indicator validity. Some indicator definitions were modified as a result of feedback.
We then explored the feasibility of measuring these indicators; we determined if benchmarks were available for comparison and whether we could capture the necessary data.
The indicators were categorized as either preventative services or chronic disease management.