Detailed Methods

2010 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 report, available at: http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/methods.jsp:

  • Report #2010-06, Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the Eighth (2010) National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR).

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

Page last reviewed May 2011
Internet Citation: Detailed Methods: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. May 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/methods/index.html