2006 National Healthcare Disparities Report

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2006 National Healthcare Disparities Report

Description

The 2006 National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) monitors the Nation’s annual progress toward eliminating disparities in health care among racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. The 2006 report focuses on 22 core measures of quality and 6 core measures of access; income group comparisons highlight 17 core quality measures and 6 core access measures.

The report includes the following sections:

  • Key themes and highlights
  • Introduction and methods
  • Quality of health care
    • Effectiveness
    • Patient safety
    • Timeliness
    • Patient centeredness
  • Access to health care
    • Facilitators of and barriers to care
    • Health care utilization
  • Priority populations
    • Racial and ethnic minorities
    • Low-income groups
    • Women
    • Children
    • Elderly
    • Residents of rural areas
    • Individuals with special health care needs
The NHDR is complemented by its companion report, the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), which uses the same quality measures as the NHDR to provide a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care in America.

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: July 2008
Last Updated: 08/04/08

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