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.

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