Measure testing is a critical step in the measure development process. PCPI's Measure Testing Protocol (updated in 2010) is a standardized methodology that tests performance measures and guides measure testing activities.

Along with a number of collaborators, PCPI is using this Protocol to determine the feasibility, validity and reliability of the physician performance measures.

How Does the Measure Testing Protocol Work?

PCPI uses the Protocol to prioritize measure testing activities. The Protocol:
  • helps identify key scientific areas for testing, in turn constituting a comprehensive evidence base for each PCPI measure; 
  • identifies the scientific attributes that are considered desirable for performance measures;
  • provides research recommendations where appropriate, and possible, to help ensure an adequate level of research quality is included within the evidence base for each performance measure.