Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is engaged in efforts to develop, implement, and test medical-legal partnership performance measures in order to: 1) assess and evaluate the systems that drive the MLP approach to health care delivery and their impact; 2) develop a set of best practices for the field regarding data collection and reporting on MLP-related measures; and 3) engage in meaningful process and quality improvement at the local and national MLP levels. As part of these efforts, we developed an initial set of seven performance measures.
This handbook is a detailed accounting of these seven measures and how to use them. These measures were identified through a combination of the social determinants of health framework, interviews with individual MLP programs, and a survey of the existing literature. The measures are currently being tested in the field.