2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
The National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports provide a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care and disparities in health care in the United States. They are organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.
This appendix provides detailed methodological and statistical information about the following selected databases and surveys analyzed for the 2012 reports:
- Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP): Refer to Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the Tenth (2012) NHQR and NHDR Report [ PDF File - 134 KB; Plugin Software Help].
- Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
- Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)
Page last reviewed May 2013
Internet Citation: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. May 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/methods/index.html