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Slide 5: Patient Safety Lagging

Presentation, National Healthcare Quality Report, 2008


Patient Safety Lagging

Slide 5. Text Description is below the image.
  • Safety measures only area to show an overall decline, with only 45% of the measures showing at least some improvement (17 out of 38).

Bar graph. The horizontal axis shows measurement areas. Six variables are measured. The vertical axis shows annual rate of change in quality. Below are the rates of change for the six measures:

All measures (n =190) change: 1.4%
Respiratory diseases (n = 15): 4.3%
Heart disease (n = 23): 2.6%
Cancer (n = 15): 1.9%
Maternal and child health (n = 30): 1.3%
Diabetes (n = 13): 0.1%
Safety (n = 38): -0.9%

n = number of measures

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Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: Slide 5: Patient Safety Lagging: 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/qr08slide5.html