Opportunity for Improvement
- Annual national cost: $30B.*
- Represents issues of prevention, primary care, access, and care coordination.
- To reduce avoidable hospitalizations, need to know details:
- What types of care have the most room for improvement?
* Based on a composite of the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators using 2006 data and dollars as reported in the National Healthcare Quality Report (2009).
Image: a drawing of a hospital.
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