NHQRDR 2012 Data Sources

2012 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. The National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) examines disparities in health care among priority populations, such as women and racial and ethnic minority groups. The reports are compiled from multiple Federal, State, and private data sources, including databases and surveys.

Federal Sources of Data

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Indian Health Service (IHS)

National Institutes for Health (NIH)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

U.S. Census Bureau

Multi-Agency Data Sources

Academic Institutions

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Michigan

Membership, Professional Organizations, and Associations

American Hospital Association (AHA)

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Commission on Cancer and American Cancer Society

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: NHQRDR 2012 Data Sources: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/datasources/index.html