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Slide 3: Variation in Quality

Presentation, National Healthcare Quality Report, 2008


Improvement in Core Measures

Slide 3. Text Description is below the image.
  • Receipt of care varies widely:
    • Patients hospitalized with a heart attack receive 95% of recommended services.
    • Only 15% of patients on dialysis are registered on a kidney transplant waiting list.
  • Across report measures, the median level of receipt of needed care was 59%.

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Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: Slide 3: Variation in Quality: 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/qr08slide3.html