Evaluation of the Use of AHRQ and Other Quality Indicators

Table 2.1. Sources Queried in Environmental Scan

Source Type Source Name
Databases of Published Literature Econlit
NYAM Grey Literature
Conference presentation abstracts AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting abstracts
Papers First
Social Sciences Abstracts
World of Science
World Wide Web search engines Google
Google Scholar
Reviews of quality measurement activities conducted by third parties Delmarva Foundation's review of 47 Websites publishing hospital quality information
Leapfrog compendium of incentive programs
NAHDO survey of state public reporting
AHRQ materials AHRQ user conference presentations
AHRQ QI newsletters
Posting on AHRQ Web site requesting that users contact RAND for interview
Query of RAND Health research staff

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Internet Citation: Table 2.1. Sources Queried in Environmental Scan. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/qualityindicators/tab2-1.html