2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy

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2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy

Description

Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document. For the first time, this year’s National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and National Quality Strategy Update is a joint effort addressing the progress made against the National Quality Strategy (NQS) priorities at the 5-year anniversary of the Strategy. The NQS is backed by the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report data. Integration of these two efforts within AHRQ supports the development of this more comprehensive report on the success of efforts to achieve better health and health care and to reduce disparities.

The report includes the following sections:
  • Executive summary
  • Aims of the National Quality Strategy
  • Access and disparities in access to health care
  • Quality and disparities in quality of health care
  • Priorities of the National Quality Strategy
  • Looking forward

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

History

Release Date: 2016
Date Verified: 05/21/16
Original Summary: May 2016

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