AHRQ 2011 State Snapshots Spotlight Healthcare Quality, Population Health

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The Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research has released its 2011 State Snapshots, which provides an overview of each state's performance on a range of quality metrics.

The State Snapshots specifically include strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help state officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand healthcare quality and disparities in their respective state. State-level information used to create the State Snapshots is based on data collected for AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report.

 

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Performance measures included in the State Snapshots include:

•    Overall healthcare 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/child health and respiratory diseases)
•    Special focus areas on diabetes, asthma, Healthy People 2020, clinical preventive services, disparities, payor and variation over time

To view the State Snapshots, click here.

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