Data Sources—Health Resources and Services Administration

2011 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.

Uniform Data System (UDS)

Sponsor

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC).

Description

UDS is an integrated reporting system used by all BPHC grantees of the Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, and Public Housing Primary Care programs. Clinical, operational, and financial data collected are used in the monitoring and evaluation of the BPHC programs and to analyze annual trends.

Primary Survey Content

UDS tracks a variety of information, including patient demographics, services provided, staffing, clinical indicators, utilization rates, costs, and revenues. UDS data are collected from grantees and reported at the grantee, State, and national levels.

Population Targeted

Patients using HRSA-supported health centers in the United States.

Demographic Data

Age, gender, race, ethnicity and language, income.

Years Collected

2006-2010.

Data Collection Schedule

Data are reported annually in the first quarter of the year.

Geographic Estimates

National and State.

Contact Information

Agency home page: http://www.hrsa.gov.

Data system home page: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/healthcenterdatastatistics/index.html.

References

For more details, refer to the UDS description documents available from the datasets and documentation section at: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/healthcenterdatastatistics/reporting/2010manual.pdf [Plugin Software Help].

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Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: Data Sources—Health Resources and Services Administration: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/datasources/hrsa.html