NQS Priorities in Action

This month's National Quality Strategy (NQS) Priorities in Action features the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon, by leading community collaborations and producing unbiased public reporting information. 

The organization's work helped reduce avoidable emergency department visits for children and adults. As a percentage of total emergency department visits, avoidable emergency department visits declined from 16.8 percent to 13.9 percent among children and from 11.0 percent to 10.1 percent among adults. Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation promotes effective communication and coordination of care by using the NQS levers of public reporting, measurement and feedback, and health information technology. 

Review the complete list of NQS levers that represents core business functions, resources, or actions that stakeholders can use to align their work with this national strategy.

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Page last reviewed August 2014
Internet Citation: NQS Priorities in Action. August 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/nqs.html