Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source



As the United States devotes extensive resources to health care, evaluating how successfully the U.S. system delivers high-quality, high-value care in an equitable manner is essential. At the request of Congress, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) annually produces the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR). The reports have revealed areas in which health care performance has improved over time, but they also have identified major shortcomings. After five years of producing the NHQR and NHDR, AHRQ asked the IOM for guidance on how to improve the next generation of reports. The IOM concludes that the NHQR and NHDR can be improved in ways that would make them more influential in promoting change in the health care system. In addition to being sources of data on past trends, the national healthcare reports can provide more detailed insights into current performance, establish the value of closing gaps in quality and equity, and project the time required to bridge those gaps at the current pace of improvement.Referring to descriptions of administrative, operational, and clinical waste put forth by Bentley and colleagues, 8 the Future Directions committee identified ... Therefore, these latter measures will need further development before they can be used reliably. ... Resource use measures, for example, are cost measures that summarize how many services or how much money is spent to provide care (e.g., peranbsp;...


Title:Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
Author: Committee on Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2010-08-10
ISBN-13:

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.


Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA