Slide 8. Quality is Improving Slowly.

On July 13, 2012, Carolyn Clancy made this presentation at the meeting of the National Advisory Council.

Slide 8. 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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Internet Citation: Slide 8. Quality is Improving Slowly.. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/clancy/clancy0713sl8.html