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  • Measure Summary
  • NQMC:008864
  • May 2013

Stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients with documentation in the medical record that an LDL was obtained within the last 12 months with an LDL less than 100 mg/dL. Consider less than 70 mg/dL for high-risk patient.

Goblirsch G, Bershow S, Cummings K, Hayes R, Kokoszka M, Lu Y, Sanders D, Zarling K. Stable coronary artery disease. Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI); 2013 May. 71 p. [98 references]

View the original measure documentation External Web Site Policy

This is the current release of the measure.

This measure updates a previous version: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). Stable coronary artery disease. Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI); 2011 Apr. 58 p.

The measure developer reaffirmed the currency of this measure in January 2016.

Primary Measure Domain

Clinical Quality Measures: Process

Secondary Measure Domain

Does not apply to this measure

Description

This measure is used to assess the percentage of patients age 18 years and older with documentation in the medical record that a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) was obtained within the last 12 months with an LDL less than 100 mg/dL. Consider less than 70 mg/dL for high-risk patients.

Rationale

The priority aim addressed by this measure is to increase the percentage of patients age 18 years and older with a diagnosis of stable coronary artery disease who receive education and an intervention for modifiable risk factors.

Modifiable risk factors for coronary heart disease need to be evaluated and may include smoking, inadequate physical activity, depression, hyperlipidemia, obesity, hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Intervention involving any risk factor pertinent to the patient is encouraged and may include education, goal setting, and follow-up as necessary. For all patients, lifestyle modification, including exercise, smoking cessation, achieving and maintaining ideal body weight, and proven risk factor reduction will continue to be the focus of primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention.

A fasting lipid profile should be evaluated for appropriate patients with stable coronary artery disease. Secondary prevention is important in these patients, who should be treated aggressively for hyperlipidemia. Many patients will require both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions to reach target goals. Target goals for hyperlipidemic patients with coronary artery disease include:

  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) – less than 100 mg/dL for all patients, ideal less than 70 mg/dL especially for high-risk patients
  • High-density lipoprotein (HDL) – 40 mg/dL or greater
  • Triglycerides – less than 150 mg/dL

Evidence for Rationale

Boden WE, O'Rourke RA, Teo KK, Hartigan PM, Maron DJ, Kostuk WJ, Knudtson M, Dada M, Casperson P, Harris CL, Chaitman BR, Shaw L, Gosselin G, Nawaz S, Title LM, Gau G, Blaustein AS, Booth DC, Bates ER, Spertus JA, Berman DS, Mancini GB, Weintraub WS. Optimal medical therapy with or without PCI for stable coronary disease. N Engl J Med. 2007 Apr 12;356(15):1503-16. [46 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy

Goblirsch G, Bershow S, Cummings K, Hayes R, Kokoszka M, Lu Y, Sanders D, Zarling K. Stable coronary artery disease. Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI); 2013 May. 71 p. [98 references]

Rutherford JD, Braunwald E. Chronic ischemic. In: Heart disease. 4th ed. W.B. Saunders; 1992. 1292-317 p.

Shub C. Stable angina pectoris: 1. Clinical patterns. Mayo Clin Proc. 1990 Feb;65(2):233-42. [46 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy

Primary Health Components

Stable coronary artery disease; low-density lipoprotein (LDL)

Denominator Description

Number of stable coronary artery disease patients (see the related "Denominator Inclusions/Exclusions" field)

Numerator Description

Number of stable coronary artery disease patients who had low-density lipoprotein (LDL) screening within the last 12 months and LDL was less than 100 mg/dL (see the related "Numerator Inclusions/Exclusions" field)

State of Use

Current routine use

Current Use

Internal quality improvement

Measurement Setting

Ambulatory/Office-based Care

Professionals Involved in Delivery of Health Services

Advanced Practice Nurses

Nurses

Physician Assistants

Physicians

Least Aggregated Level of Services Delivery Addressed

Clinical Practice or Public Health Sites

Statement of Acceptable Minimum Sample Size

Unspecified

Target Population Age

Age greater than or equal to 18 years

Target Population Gender

Either male or female

National Quality Strategy Aim

Better Care

National Quality Strategy Priority

Prevention and Treatment of Leading Causes of Mortality

IOM Care Need

Living with Illness

IOM Domain

Effectiveness

Case Finding Period

The time frame pertaining to data collection is annually.

Denominator Sampling Frame

Patients associated with provider

Denominator (Index) Event or Characteristic

Clinical Condition

Patient/Individual (Consumer) Characteristic

Denominator Time Window

Does not apply to this measure

Denominator Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions
Number of stable coronary artery disease patients

Population Definition: All patients age 18 years and older with stable coronary artery disease diagnosis.

Exclusions
Unspecified

Exclusions/Exceptions

Unspecified

Numerator Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions
Number of stable coronary artery disease patients who had low-density lipoprotein (LDL) screening within the last 12 months and LDL was less than 100 mg/dL

Note: Consider less than 70 mg/dL for high-risk patient.

Exclusions
Unspecified

Numerator Search Strategy

Fixed time period or point in time

Data Source

Paper medical record

Type of Health State

Does not apply to this measure

Instruments Used and/or Associated with the Measure

Unspecified

Measure Specifies Disaggregation

Does not apply to this measure

Scoring

Rate/Proportion

Interpretation of Score

Desired value is a higher score

Allowance for Patient or Population Factors

Unspecified

Standard of Comparison

Internal time comparison

Original Title

Percentage of patients with documentation in the medical record that an LDL was obtained within the last 12 months with an LDL less than 100 mg/dL. Consider < 70 mg/dL for high risk patient.

Measure Collection Name

Stable Coronary Artery Disease

Submitter

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement - Nonprofit Organization

Developer

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement - Nonprofit Organization

Funding Source(s)

The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement's (ICSI's) work is funded by the annual dues of the member medical groups and five sponsoring health plans in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Composition of the Group that Developed the Measure

Work Group Members: Greg Goblirsch, MD (Work Group Leader) (River Falls Clinic) (Family Medicine); Spencer Bershow, MD (Fairview Health Services) (Family Medicine); Yun Lu, PharmD, MS (Hennepin County Medical Center) (Pharmacy); Kathy Zarling, RN, MS, CNS (Mayo Clinic) (Nursing); Marek Kokoszka, MD (Park Nicollet Health Services) (Cardiology); Debra M. Sanders, RD (River Falls Medical Clinic) (Dietetics); Kathy Cummings, RN, BSN, MA (Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement [ICSI]) (Project Manager); Rochelle Hayes, BS (ICSI) (Systems Improvement Coordinator)

Financial Disclosures/Other Potential Conflicts of Interest

The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) has long had a policy of transparency in declaring potential conflicting and competing interests of all individuals who participate in the development, revision and approval of ICSI guidelines and protocols.

In 2010, the ICSI Conflict of Interest Review Committee was established by the Board of Directors to review all disclosures and make recommendations to the board when steps should be taken to mitigate potential conflicts of interest, including recommendations regarding removal of work group members. This committee has adopted the Institute of Medicine Conflict of Interest standards as outlined in the report Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust (2011).

Where there are work group members with identified potential conflicts, these are disclosed and discussed at the initial work group meeting. These members are expected to recuse themselves from related discussions or authorship of related recommendations, as directed by the Conflict of Interest committee or requested by the work group.

The complete ICSI policy regarding Conflicts of Interest is available at the ICSI Web site External Web Site Policy.

Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest

Spencer Bershow, MD (Work Group Member)
Family Medicine, Fairview Health Services
National, Regional, Local Committee Affiliations: None
Guideline Related Activities: None
Research Grants: None
Financial/Non-Financial Conflicts of Interest: None

Greg T. Goblirsch, MD (Work Group Leader)
Medical Director, Family Medicine, River Falls Clinic
National, Regional, Local Committee Affiliations: None
Guideline Related Activities: None
Research Grants: None
Financial/Non-Financial Conflicts of Interest: None

Marek J. Kokoszka, MD (Work Group Member)
Chair, Cardiology, Park Nicollet Health Services
National, Regional, Local Committee Affiliations: None
Guideline Related Activities: Acute Coronary Artery Disease (ICSI)
Research Grants: None
Financial/Non-Financial Conflicts of Interest: None

Yun Lu, PharmD, MS
Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiology, Hennepin County Medical Center
National, Regional, Local Committee Affiliations: None
Guideline Related Activities: None
Research Grants: None
Financial/Non-Financial Conflicts of Interest: None

Debra M. Sanders, RD (Work Group Member)
Registered Dietician, Diabetes Educator, River Falls Medical Clinic
National, Regional, Local Committee Affiliations: None
Guideline Related Activities: None
Research Grants: None
Financial/Non-Financial Conflicts of Interest: Registered Dietician Consultant, Lutheran Home, Long Term Care

Kathy Zarling, RN, MS, CNS (Work Group Member)
Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mayo Clinic
National, Regional, Local Committee Affiliations: None
Guideline Related Activities: None
Research Grants: None
Financial/Non-Financial Conflicts of Interest: None

Adaptation

This measure was not adapted from another source.

Date of Most Current Version in NQMC

2013 May

Measure Maintenance

Scientific documents are revised every 12 to 24 months as indicated by changes in clinical practice and literature.

Date of Next Anticipated Revision

The next scheduled revision will occur within 24 months.

Measure Status

This is the current release of the measure.

This measure updates a previous version: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). Stable coronary artery disease. Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI); 2011 Apr. 58 p.

The measure developer reaffirmed the currency of this measure in January 2016.

Source(s)

Goblirsch G, Bershow S, Cummings K, Hayes R, Kokoszka M, Lu Y, Sanders D, Zarling K. Stable coronary artery disease. Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI); 2013 May. 71 p. [98 references]

Measure Availability

Source available for purchase from the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) Web site External Web Site Policy. Also available to ICSI members for free at the ICSI Web site External Web Site Policy and to Minnesota health care organizations free by request at the ICSI Web site External Web Site Policy.

For more information, contact ICSI at 8009 34th Avenue South, Suite 1200, Bloomington, MN 55425; Phone: 952-814-7060; Fax: 952-858-9675; Web site: www.icsi.org External Web Site Policy; E-mail: icsi.info@icsi.org.

NQMC Status

This NQMC summary was completed by ECRI Institute on October 29, 2012.

This NQMC summary was updated by ECRI Institute on January 20, 2014.

The information was reaffirmed by the measure developer on January 13, 2016.

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