Priority Populations: Older Adults

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.


Older Adults
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who had an influenza vaccination in the last winter (September - December)
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who had an eye examination in the last 12 months


Older Adults

Measure Title

Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who had an influenza vaccination in the last winter (September-December).

Measure Source

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS).

Tables

22_1_1.1 Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who had an influenza vaccination in the last winter, United States, 2005, by:

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.

Data Source

CMS, MCBS.

Denominator

Number of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over residing in the community for the full year.

Numerator

Number of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over residing in the community for the full year who had an influenza vaccination in the last winter.

Comments

Survey respondents are asked if they had a flu shot last winter. If further explanation is requested, respondents are asked if they got a flu shot anytime during the period from September through December of the previous year.

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Older Adults

Measure Title

Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who had an eye examination in the last 12 months.

Measure Source

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS).

Tables

22_2_2.1 Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who had an eye examination in the last 12 months, United States, 2005, by:

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.

Data Source

CMS, MCBS.

Denominator

Number of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over residing in the community for the full year.

Numerator

Number of Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over residing in the community for the full year who reported having had an eye examination in the last 12 months.

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Priority Populations: Older Adults: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/measurespec/older_adults.html