Detailed Methods

2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed methodological and statistical information about selected databases analyzed for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.

Contents

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). Detailed methods are described in the following reports, available at: http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/methods.jsp:

  • Report #2009-01 Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the Seventh (2009) National Healthcare Quality Report.
  • Report #2009-02 Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the Seventh (2009) National Healthcare Disparities Report.

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Detailed Methods: 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/methods/index.html