Quality of Health Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook--Focusing on the Elderly Living in the Community

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Quality of Health Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook--Focusing on the Elderly Living in the Community

Description

This 186-page chartbook is based on a broad review of recently published studies and reports, conducted to present a coherent picture of the quality of health care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries living in the community. The results are presented in 60 charts.

The topics in this chartbook are presented as follows:

  • Summary and highlights
  • Introduction
    • Overview: Progress, gaps, and variations
    • Challenges in measuring quality for the elderly population
    • The challenge ahead: Improving quality of care for the elderly
    • Conclusion
  • Methods
  • Terminology
  • Charts
    • Effectiveness
      • Staying healthy: Prevention and health promotion
      • Getting better: Acute care for illness and injury
      • Living with illness: Ongoing care for chronic conditions
      • Changing needs
      • Summary performance across multiple conditions
    • Patient safety
    • Access and timeliness
    • Patient and family centeredness
    • Equity
      • Patient safety
      • Staying healthy: Prevention and health promotion
      • Living with illness: Ongoing care for chronic conditions
      • Care at end of life
      • Summary performance across multiple conditions
    • Capacity to improve
      • Staying healthy: Prevention and health promotion
      • Getting better: Acute care for illness and injury
      • Living with illness: Ongoing care for chronic conditions
      • Changing needs
      • Care at end of life

Developer:

The Commonwealth Fund

Funding Sources:

The Commonwealth Fund

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: May 2005
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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