Effectiveness of Care: Musculoskeletal Diseases

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.

 

Musculoskeletal Diseases
Female Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement
Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they had arthritis education
Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received counseling about physical activity or exercise.
Overweight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received counseling about weight reduction from a health care provider
Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have seen a health care provider for their symptoms

 


 

Musculoskeletal Diseases

Measure Title

Female Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement.

Measure Source

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

National Tables

9_2_1.1 Female Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement, United States, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2008

9_2_1.2a-c Female Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement, United States, 2008, by:

  1. Race.
  2. Ethnicity.
  3. Family income.

National Data Source

CMS, MCBS.

National Denominator

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

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement.

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Musculoskeletal Diseases

Measure Title

Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they had arthritis education.

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

National Tables

9_2_2.1 Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they had effective, evidence-based arthritis education as an integral part of the management of their condition, United States, 2006 and 2009

9_2_2.2a-c Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they had effective, evidence-based arthritis education as an integral part of the management of their condition, United States, 2009, by:

  1. Race.
  2. Ethnicity.
  3. Family income.

National Data Source

CDC, NCHS, NHIS.

National Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population age 18 and over with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported they had arthritis education as part of the management of their condition.

Comments

Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who answered "Yes" to the NHIS question: "Have you ever taken an educational course or class to teach you how to manage problems related to your arthritis or joint symptoms?" were considered cases receiving evidence-based arthritis education. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

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Musculoskeletal Diseases

Measure Title

Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received counseling about physical activity or exercise.

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

National Tables

9_2_3.1 Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received health care provider counseling about physical activity or exercise, United States, 2006 and 2009

9_2_3.1a-c Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received health care provider counseling about physical activity or exercise, United States, 2009, by:

  1. Race.
  2. Ethnicity.
  3. Family income.

National Data Source

CDC, NCHS, NHIS.

National Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population age 18 and over with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported they received health care provider counseling about physical activity or exercise.

Comments

Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

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Musculoskeletal Diseases

Measure Title

Overweight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received counseling about weight reduction from a health care provider.

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

National Tables

9_2_4.1 Overweight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received health care provider counseling about weight reduction, United States, 2006 and 2009

9_2_4.2a-c Overweight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received health care provider counseling about weight reduction, United States, 2009, by:

  1. Race.
  2. Ethnicity.
  3. Family income.

National Data Source

CDC, NCHS, NHIS.

National Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population age 18 and over with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who are overweight.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported they received counseling about weight reduction from a health care provider.

Comments

Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

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Musculoskeletal Diseases

Measure Title

Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have seen a health care provider for their symptoms.

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

National Tables

9_2_5.1 Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms, United States, 2009

9_2_5.2a-c Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms, United States, 2009, by:

  1. Race.
  2. Ethnicity.
  3. Family income.

National Data Source

CDC, NCHS, NHIS.

National Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population age 18 and over with chronic joint symptoms.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported they have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms.

Comments

Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

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Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: Effectiveness of Care: Musculoskeletal Diseases: 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/measurespec/musculoskeletal_diseases.html