2014 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report

Acknowledgments

The National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) is the product of collaboration among agencies across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Many individuals guided and contributed to this report. Without their magnanimous support, the report would not have been possible.

Specifically, we thank:

Primary AHRQ Staff: Richard Kronick, Jeff Brady, Amy Helwig, Ernest Moy, Karen Chaves, Veronica Soileau, Vera Rosenthal, Elizabeth Bishop, Darryl Gray, Nancy Wilson, and Doreen Bonnett.

HHS Interagency Workgroup for the NHQR/NHDR: Girma Alemu (HRSA), Chisara N. Asomugha (CMS), Kirsten Beronio (ASPE), Nancy Breen (NCI), Miya Cain (ACF), Victoria Cargill (NIH), Steven Clauser (NCI), Wayne Duffus (CDC), Olinda Gonzalez (SAMHSA), Kirk Greenway (IHS), Chris Haffer (CMS-OMH) , Linda Harlan (NCI), Rebecca Hines (CDC-NCHS), Edwin Huff (CMS), Deloris Hunter (NIH), Sonja Hutchins (CDC), Ruth Katz (ASPE), Tanya Telfair LeBlanc (CDC), Shari Ling (CMS), Darlene Marcoe (ACF), Tracy Matthews (HRSA), Karen McDonnell(CMS), Curt Mueller (HRSA), Karen Nakano (CMS), Iran Naqvi (HRSA), Ann Page (ASPE), Kimberly Proctor (CMS-OMH), D.E.B. Potter (ASPE), Asel Ryskulova (CDC-NCHS), Adelle Simmons (ASPE), Alan Simon (CDC-NCHS), Marsha Smith (CMS), Caroline Taplin (ASPE), Emmanuel Taylor (NCI), Sayeedha Uddin (CDC-NCHS), Nadarajen Vydelingum (NIH), Chastity Walker (CDC), Barbara Wells (NHLBI), Valerie Welsh (OASH-OMH), and Tia Zeno (ASPE).

AHRQ QDR Team: Roxanne Andrews (CDOM), Barbara Barton (SSS), Doreen Bonnett (OCKT), Cecilia Casale (OEREP), Karen Chaves (CQuIPS), Frances Chevarley (CFACT), Beth Collins-Sharp (OEREP), Denise Dougherty (OEREP), Noel Eldridge (CQuIPS), Zhengyi Fang (SSS), Erin Grace (CQuIPS), Darryl Gray (CQuIPS), Kevin Heslin (CDOM), Anika Hines (Truven), Leif Karell (SSS), Anil Koninty (SSS), Eric Lui (CQuIPS), Atlang Mompe (SSS), Ernest Moy (CQuIPS), Janet Pagán-Sutton (SSS), Susan Raetzman (Truven), Vera Rosenthal (CQuIPS), Veronica Soileau (CQuIPS), Lily Trofimovich (SSS), Yi Wang (SSS), Nancy Wilson (CQuIPS), Sean Yin (SSS), and Chava Zibman (CFACT).

HHS Data Experts: Clarice Brown (CDC-NCHS), Anjani Chandra (CDC-NCHS), Laura Cheever (HRSA), Frances Chevarley (AHRQ), Robin Cohen (CDC-NCHS), Steven Cohen (AHRQ), Rupali Doshi (HRSA), Paul Eggers (NIH), John Fleishman (AHRQ), Elizabeth Goldstein (CMS), Beth Han (SAMHSA), Haylea Hannah (CDC), Kimberly Lochner (CMS), Marlene Matosky (HRSA), William Mosher (CDC-NCHS), Cynthia Ogden (CDC-NCHS), Robert Pratt (CDC), Asel Ryskulova (CDC-NCHS), Alek Sripipatana (HRSA), Alan Simon (CDC-NCHS), and Xiaohong (Julia) Zhu (HRSA).

Other Data Experts: Dana Auden (Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality [OFMQ]), Timothy Chrusciel (OFMQ), Mark Cohen (American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program [ACS NSQUIP]), Sheila Eckenrode (MPSMS-Qualidigm), Beth Forrest (USRDS), Selena Gonzalez (CDC-HIV), David Grant (UCLA), Michael Halpern (American Cancer Society), Matthew Haskins (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization), Clifford Ko (ACS NSQIP), Allen Ma (OFMQ), Richard Moser (NCI), Wato Nsa (OFMQ), Nicholas Okpokho (OFMQ), Robin Padilla (University of Michigan), Bryan Palis (American College of Surgeons, NCBD), Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, Royce Park (UCLA), William Ross (Fu Associates), Scott Stewart (OFMQ), VA National Center for Patient Safety, Yolanta Vucic (OFMQ), Reda Wilson (CDC-ONDIEH-NCCDPHP), Richard Wolitski (CDC-HIV), and Claudia Wright (OFMQ).

Other AHRQ Contributors: Cindy Brach, Monique Cohen, James Kirby, Biff LeVee, Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Edwin Lomotan, Gerri Michael-Dyer, Karen Migdail, Shyam Misra, Pamela Owens, Mamatha Pancholi, Larry Patton, Wendy Perry, Richard Ricciardi, Mary Rolston, and Randie Siegel.

Data Support Contractors: Booz Allen Hamilton, Fu Associates, Social & Scientific Systems, Truven Health Analytics, and Westat.

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