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Face validity is the degree to which a metric measures what it is intended to measure, on the face of it. Content validity refers to the extent to which a metric samples the relevant subdimensions of the domain. Construct validity is significant convergence between a new measurement tool and the previously validated measurement of the same construct. CMS = Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Infographic created by Jonathan P. Wanderer, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and James P. Rathmell, Brigham and Women’s Health Care/Harvard Medical School. Illustration by Annemarie Johnson, Vivo Visuals. Dr. Wanderer is funded by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Anesthesia Quality Institute’s Mentored Research Training Grant—Health Services Research, Schaumburg, Illinois. Address correspondence to Dr. Wanderer: jon.wanderer@vanderbilt.edu.

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