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Slide 2: Annual Median Rate of Change

Presentation, National Healthcare Quality Report, 2008


Annual Median Rate of Change

Slide 2. Text Description is below the image.
  • Median annual rate of change for the 45 core measures = 1.8%.
  • Highest rate of improvement (2.5%) in measures related to acute treatment.

Bar graph. The horizontal axis shows five categories of measures. The vertical axis shows annual percent change in quality.

Core measures (n = 45) change:1.8%
All measures (n =190) change: 1.4%
Acute treatment (n =74) change: 2.5%
Chronic management (n = 55) change: 1.3%
Prevention (n =45) change: 1.1%

n = number of measures


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Internet Citation: Slide 2: Annual Median Rate of Change: Presentation, National Healthcare Quality Report, 2008. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqr08/slides/qr08slide2.html