Measure Specifications

2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Quality of Health Care

Effectiveness of Care: Cancer
Effectiveness of Care: Heart Disease
Effectiveness of Care: End Stage Renal Disease
Effectiveness of Care: Diabetes
Effectiveness of Care: HIV/AIDS
Effectiveness of Care: Maternal and Child Health
Effectiveness of Care: Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Effectiveness of Care: Respiratory Diseases
Effectiveness of Care: Lifestyle Modification
Effectiveness of Care: Functional Status Preservation and Rehabilitation
Effectiveness of Care: Supportive and Palliative Care
Patient Safety
Patient Centeredness



Access to Care

Facilitators and Barriers to Health Care
Health Care Utilization

Priority Populations

Priority Populations: Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Priority Populations: Women
Priority Populations: Children
Priority Populations: Older Adults
Priority Populations: Residents of Rural Areas
Priority Populations: Individuals With Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Measure Specifications: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.