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Slide 4: Hospital Quality Leading Improvement

Presentation, National Healthcare Quality Report, 2008


Hospital Quality Leading Improvement

Slide 4. Text Description is below the image.
  • Median annual rate of change for hospital measures twice the rate for all measures.
  • Lowest rate for ambulatory care measures, but at least some improvement in 75% of these measures.

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

All measures (n =190) change: 1.4%
Hospital (n = 60) change: 2.8%
Home Health (n = 10) change: 2.5%
Long-Term Care (n = 15) change: 1.9%
Ambulatory Care (n = 100) change: 1.1%

n = number of measures


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Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: Slide 4: Hospital Quality Leading Improvement: 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/qr08slide4.html