State Snapshots

QualityTool

State Snapshots

Description

The State Snapshots provide State-specific health care quality information including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help State officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their State.

The State Selection Map allows users to choose a State, explore, and compare the quality of a State's health care against national or best performing States. State-level information to create the State Snapshots is based on data collected for the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR).

Summary measures of quality of care and States' performances relative to all States and the region include:

  • Overall health care quality
  • Types of care (preventive, acute, and chronic)
  • Settings of care (hospitals, ambulatory care, nursing home, and home health)
  • Five clinical conditions (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, maternal and child health, and respiratory diseases)
  • Special focus areas on diabetes, asthma, Healthy People 2020, clinical preventive services, disparities, payer, and variation over time

This tool also provides additional resources for understanding quality in each state, including links to customized search results on the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site.

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2012
Original Summary: July 2012
Last Updated: 08/01/12

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