Pay for performance initiatives are changing the quality landscape.
Gaps exist in quantifying and linking ambulatory care quality indicators to care provided by nurses in ambulatory care.
Ambulatory care quality indicators that are sensitive to nursing care, standardized, and tested need to be identified and adopted by ambulatory care nurses, ambulatory care provider organizations, professional organizations, and endorsed by a consensus organization.
Swan, Beth Ann, "Making nursing-sensitive quality indicators real in ambulatory care" (2008). College of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations. Paper 16.