RTC/OM HCBS Measurement Education Modules
Level of Measurement: System
System measurement goes beyond the individual or provider level and gathers information at higher levels, such as that of a state or nation.
Examples of system-level measurement outcomes include:
- The percentage of people with disabilities employed in each state.
- Proportion of states that participate in Employment First, a policy designed to favor employment as a primary goal.
The purpose of systems-level measurement is to determine how individual characteristics, group characteristics, services, or policies relate to group outcomes. For example, do states that participate in Employment First have a higher proportion of people with disabilities employed in the community?