2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

Appendix C: Measure Specifications

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.

Quality of Health Care

Effectiveness of Care: Cancer
Effectiveness of Care: Cardiovascular Disease
Effectiveness of Care: Chronic Kidney Disease
Effectiveness of Care: Diabetes
Effectiveness of Care: HIV/AIDS
Effectiveness of Care: Maternal and Child Health
Effectiveness of Care: Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Effectiveness of Care: Musculoskeletal Diseases
Effectiveness of Care: Respiratory Diseases
Effectiveness of Care: Lifestyle Modification
Effectiveness of Care: Functional Status Preservation and Rehabilitation
Effectiveness of Care: Supportive and Palliative Care
Patient Safety
Patient Centeredness
Care Coordination



Access to Care

Facilitators and Barriers to Health Care
Health Care Utilization

Current as of June 2013
Internet Citation: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports: Appendix C: Measure Specifications. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/measurespec/index.html