Slide 3: Variation in Quality
Presentation, National Healthcare Quality Report, 2008
Improvement in Core Measures
- 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%.
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