Data Visualizations

AHRQ infographics provide visual snapshots of health care trend data. These infographics highlight findings from the Agency’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, and other AHRQ data sources. The infographics are available for posting on Web sites, in newsletters and via other platforms.

AHRQ's Latest Infographics


AHRQ's EvidenceNOW: Setting the Target for Improving Heart Health in America

Title: AHRQ's EvidenceNOW: Setting the Target for Improving Heart Health in America
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Opioids' Burden on Hospital Care: A State-by-State Comparison

Title: Opioids' Burden on Hospital Care: A State-by-State Comparison. The nation’s opioid epidemic resulted in a 64 percent rise in opioid-related hospital stays between 2005 and 2014. However, hospital rates varied widely by state in 2014, ranging from 404 opioid-related stays per 100,000 people in Maryland to 73 per 100,000 in Iowa. This map shows the states with the highest and lowest rates in 2014. States with the highest rates include: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, and West Virginia. States with the lowest rates include: Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. No data were available for Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Mississippi, or New Hampshire.
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Patients Safer as Hospital-Acquired Conditions Decline

 (AHRQ Logo) Title: Patients Safer as Hospital-Acquired Conditions Decline. From 2010–2015, more than 3 million hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) were prevented, saving approximately 125,000 lives and more than $28 billion in health care costs. Learn more in the AHRQ report 'National Scorecard on Rates of Hospital Acquired Conditions.' (Four columns) Blue column on left with background image of a figure lying in a hospital bed a in light shades of blue and the words 21 percent reduction in hospital acquired conditions since 2010. Gold column with image of a heart wrapped in bandages using darker shades of gold and the words 3 million fewer adverse events. Purple column with image of figures in varying shades of purple to represent populations and the words 125,000 lives saved. Dark blue column on right with a sheet of dollar bills in varying shades of blue and the words $28 billion in savings. Source: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/pfp/2015-interim.html. Publication Date: December 12, 2016
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AHRQ Report Confirms Fewer Americans Lack Health Insurance

AHRQ Report Confirms Fewer Americans Lack Health Insurance. Select here for full expanded image.
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Sharp Rise in Double Mastectomies

Sharp Rise in Double Mastectomies. Select here for full expanded image.
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Patients Safer as Hospital-Acquired Conditions Decline

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Comparison of the 50 States and District of Columbia across all Health Care Quality Measures

Link to Infographic - Comparison of the 50 States and District of Columbia across all Health Care Quality Measures
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Page last reviewed February 2017
Page originally created January 2017
Internet Citation: Data Visualizations. Content last reviewed February 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/data-visualizations/index.html