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Numerator

The upper portion of a fraction used to calculate a rate, proportioninfo-icon, or ratioinfo-icon. Also called the measure focus, it is the target process, condition, event, or outcome. Numeratorinfo-icon criteria are the processes or outcomes expected for each patient, procedure, or other unit of measurement defined in the denominatorinfo-icon. A numerator statement describes the clinical action that satisfies the conditions of the performance measure.