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2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy 05/21/16

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...

Chartbook on Patient Safety 05/10/16

This Patient Safety chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of patient safety from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of patient safety. 

The chartbook includes the following sections: 

  • Patient safety
  • Summary
  • Patient safety measures
  • Patient safety in the hospital setting
  • ...
Chartbook on Health Care for Blacks 04/13/16
The Black Health Care chartbook is part of a series of tools and documents that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends in measures of Black health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of Black health care. Chartbook users can download a PowerPoint version for presentations.
 
The chartbook includes the following sections: 
  • Health care for Blacks
  • ...
Chartbook on Healthy Living 03/03/16

This Healthy Living chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of healthy living from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of healthy living.

The complete chartbook is available for download, along with the individual sections. Users can also download PowerPoint versions for presentations.

The chartbook is organized into...

2015 National Quality Strategy Annual Progress Report 12/07/15

The National Quality Strategy (NQS) was first published in March 2011 and is led by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Established as part of the Affordable Care Act, the NQS serves as a catalyst and compass for a nationwide focus on quality improvement efforts and approaches to measuring quality. The NQS establishes three aims, six priorities, and nine levers for quality improvement that are used by public and...

Chartbook on Rural Health Care 12/07/15

The Rural Health Care chartbook is part of a series of tools and documents that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of the trends across measures of rural health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of rural health care.  

The chartbook includes the following sections: 

  • Rural health care
    • Organization of the chartbook on rural...
2014 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report 11/13/15

Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 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 that provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic...

2014 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report Chartbooks 11/13/15

These chartbooks support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 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 that provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population...

Toolkit on Patient Partner Engagement in Research 02/12/15

The Toolkit on Patient Partner Engagement in Research (TOPPER) is a comprehensive set of orientation materials that were created for the patient partners—patients, family members, and caregivers—who advise researchers throughout a research project. Although these materials were originally developed for patient partners of youth and teens with type 1 diabetes, they can be adapted for a variety of types of patient partners.

The toolkit includes the following resources:

  • A...
Increasing Efficiency and Enhancing Value in Health Care: Ways to Achieve Savings in Operating Costs per Year 03/23/10

This white paper describes the concepts and steps necessary to systematically identify and eliminate waste at health care organizations while maintaining or improving quality. It is divided into five sections:

  1. Three approaches to improving value
  2. Understanding the opportunity to decrease cost by reducing waste
  3. Developing a portfolio of waste reduction projects to reach the goal
  4. Tools for tracking “dark green dollars”
  5. Integrating waste...

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