List of Core Measures

National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2009


Core Measures, Data Sources, and Availability for Select Groups

MeasureData sourceBlackHispanicAsian or APIAI/ANPoor
Quality
Women age 40 and over who reported they had a mammogram within the past 2 yearsNHISCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Breast cancer incidence per 100,000 women age 40 and over diagnosed at advanced stageSEERCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per yearNVSS-MCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Adults age 50 and over who received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy, or fecal occult blood testNHISCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Colorectal cancer diagnosed at advanced stage per 100,000 population age 50 and overSEERCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per yearNVSS-MCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Adults age 40 and over with diabetes who received all three exams in the calender year: hemoglobin A1c measurement, dialated eye examination, and foot examinationMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Adult dialysis patients registered on a waiting list for transplantationUSRDSCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysisESRD
CPMP
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Hospital care for heart attack patientsQIOCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Hospital care for heart failure patientsQIOCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarctionHCUPCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
New AIDS cases per 100,000 population ages 13 and overCDC AIDS
Surveillance
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Children ages 19-35 months who received all recommended vaccinesNISCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice about physical activityMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
Children ages 3-6 who had their vision checked by a health providerMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Children ages 2-17 who received advice about healthy eatingMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the past yearMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
Suicide deaths per 100,000 populationNVSS-MCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Adults with a major depressive episode who received treatment for depressionNSDUHCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for illicit drug use or alcohol problem and who received such treatment at a specialty facilityNSDUHCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Adult smokers who received advice to quit smokingMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Adults with obesity who received advice to exercise moreMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Adults with obesity who received advice about healthy eatingMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccinationNHISCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
Hospital care for pneumonia patientsQIOCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Patients with tuberculosis who completed a curative course of treatment within 1 year of initiation of treatmentCDC TB
Surveillance
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Older women screened for osteoporosisMCBSCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraintsCMS
MDS
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High-risk long-stay nursing home residents with pressure soresCMS
MDS
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Short-stay nursing home residents with pressure soresCMS
MDS
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Adult home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improvedOASISCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Adult home health care patients who were admitted to the hospitalOASISCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Adult surgery patients with postoperative pneumonia or venous thromboembolic eventMPSMSCheck mark     
Adult surgery patients who received appropriate timing of antibioticsQIOCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Bloodstream infections or mechanical adverse events associated with central venous catheter placementsMPSMSCheck mark     
Deaths per 1,000 discharges following complications of careHCUPCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medicationsMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Adults who sometimes or never got care for illness or injury as soon as wantedMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
Emergency department visits in which patients left without being seenNHAMCSCheck mark  Check mark   
Adults whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with themMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
Children whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they or their parents had to say, and spent enough time with themMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
Access
People under age 65 with health insuranceNHISCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People under age 65 who were uninsured all yearMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People with a specific source of ongoing careNHISCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People with a usual primary care providerMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People without a usual source of care who indicated a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of careMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed careMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark

Check mark Indicates that reliable data on measure are available for this group and included in summary across measures of quality and access for this group

Key: API = Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN = American Indian or Alaska Native; Poor = individuals with household incomes <100% of Federal poverty thresholds.

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: List of Core Measures: National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2009. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhdr09/Core.html