Quality is Improving Slowly
Quality measures that are improving, not changing or worsening, overall and for select populations.
- Nearly 60 percent of health care quality measures tracked showed improvement.
- However, the median rate of change was 2.5 percent per year.
Image: Bar chart shows number and proportion of all quality measures that are improving, not changing, or worsening, overall and for select populations. Total (n=151), Worsening - 10, No Change - 57, Improving - 84; 65+ (n=51), Worsening - 3, No Change - 22, Improving - 26; Black (n=147), Worsening - 12, No Change - 56, Improving - 79; Asian (n=117), Worsening - 4, No Change - 52, Improving - 61; AI/AN (n=68), Worsening - 5, No Change - 24, Improving - 39; Hispanic (n=140), Worsening - 8, No Change - 54, Improving - 78; Poor(n=81), Worsening - 6, No Change - 34, Improving - 41.
AHRQ 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.
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