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
The CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) In-Center Hemodialysis Survey and Reporting Kit contains survey instruments and the information needed to administer this survey to patients and to analyze and report the results.
The kit includes the following information:
- The CAHPS In-Center Hemodialysis Survey in English and Spanish
- Survey administration guidelines
- Sample notification letters in English and Spanish
This kit contains survey instruments and the information needed to administer the CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Clinician & Group Survey and to analyze and report the results.
Materials in this kit include:
- Questionnaires for adults and children who have visited a physician:
- Adult primary care
- Adult specialty care
- Child primary care
- Protocols and sample...
CalQualityCare.org features information on California hospitals, medical groups, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities, along with tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong.
The Health Care Quality Report Card provides individuals with comprehensive, independent, statewide ratings of California’s HMOs and medical groups.
The Health Care Quality Report Card rates California’s health plans, health care providers, and language services. These ratings include the overall quality of patient care as well as the care for an array of medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and asthma.
In an effort to improve patient safety, the State Health Policy Survey Report: 2007 Guide to State Adverse Event Reporting Systems provides a comparison of systems authorized by State governments to collect information about adverse events. The report is intended to identify trends in adverse event reporting systems governance and can help identify health system weaknesses, complement other State functions, and help safeguard health care consumers.
This guide compares the following...
This online report allows health care consumers to compare the cost and quality of commercial health insurance plans by county in New York and New Jersey. Additionally, consumers have access to information regarding the quality of care, mortality rates, length of stay, and pricing of care received by the plans members.
HMO report cards are available for years 2000 to 2004, 2006, and 2007. The individual report’s detailed results include each HMO’s actual score and State and national...
This Web site offers information to cancer control planners, program staff, and researchers in order to assist them in achieving their goals:
- to reduce cancer risk
- to reduce the number of new cancer cases
- to reduce the number of deaths from cancer
- to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors
While many share the same goals, all do not have easy access to resources that can facilitate the transfer of evidence-based research findings into...
This tool gives detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies. Users can search for information by State, county, or zip code or by the name of the home health agency.
This self assessment is a comprehensive tool designed to help health care providers and their staff assess the safety of medication practices in their pharmacy, identify opportunities for improvement, and compare their experience with the aggregate experiences of demographically similar community pharmacies around the Nation.
It is divided into the following 10 elements:
- Patient information
- Drug information
- Communication of drug orders...