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Table D-2: Efficiency Measures Reported in the 2008 NHQR

Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities

Table D-2. Efficiency Measures Reported in the 2008 NHQR

Measure TitleType of Measure
Average annualized percentage changes in national health care expenditures and quality for general population and people with selected conditions (heart disease, cancer, diabetes)Cost (overarching or system wide)
National trends in potentially avoidable hospitalization rates, by type of hospitalization (chronic, acute)Efficiency (clinical waste)
Total national costs associated with potentially avoidable hospitalizationsEfficiency (clinical waste)
Re-hospitalizations for congestive heart failure per 1,000 initial admissions for congestive heart failure (CHF) in 9 statesEfficiency (clinical waste)
Average estimated relative hospital cost efficiency index for a selected sample of urban community hospitalsEfficiency (operational)

Note: The sources of these measures are the Health Care Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) databases, which are developed under AHRQ.

Source: AHRQ, 2009d.

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Page last reviewed December 2010
Internet Citation: Table D-2: Efficiency Measures Reported in the 2008 NHQR: Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities . December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomqrdrreport/futureqrdrapdtab2.html