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Validity

The Validity criterion tests whether measure specifications are consistent with the measure intent and captures the most inclusive target population. There are two main types of validity, measure validity and data element validity. Measure validity is when the measure accurately represents the concept being evaluated and achieves the purpose for which it is intended (to measure quality). Data element validity is the extent to which the information represented by the data element or code. See measure validity and data element validity.

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019