Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
Table D-2: Efficiency Measures Reported in the 2008 NHQR
Table D-2. Efficiency Measures Reported in the 2008 NHQR
|Measure Title||Type 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 hospitalizations||Efficiency (clinical waste)|
|Re-hospitalizations for congestive heart failure per 1,000 initial admissions for congestive heart failure (CHF) in 9 states||Efficiency (clinical waste)|
|Average estimated relative hospital cost efficiency index for a selected sample of urban community hospitals||Efficiency (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.