16. Reports Indicate That Quality Is Improving, but at Slow Pace

Director's Update

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.
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  • 2010 reports indicate quality is up 2.3 percent.
  • Biggest gains in acute illness and injury.
  • Disparities remain unacceptably high.
  • Of 22 measures of access to care, 60 percent showed no improvement and 40 percent got worse.

Images: Covers of the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.

2010 National Healthcare Quality Report
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report

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Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: 16. Reports Indicate That Quality Is Improving, but at Slow Pace: Director's Update. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-04-nac/clancy/slide16.html