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Table 2: Fiscal Year 2003 GPRA Framework


Budget line 1: Research on Health Care Costs, Quality, and Outcomes.

What the Indicators Address:
Strategic Goal 1: Support Improvements in Health outcomes.

GPRA Goal:
To have measurable improvement in the type of delivery system or processes by which care is provided and their effects on health care outcomes.

What the Indicators Address:
Strategic Goal 2: Strengthen Quality Measurement and Improvement.

GPRA Goal:
To have measurable improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare for Americans.

What the Indicators Address:
Strategic Goal 3: Identify Strategies to Improve Access, Foster Appropriate Use and Reduce Unnecessary Expenditures.

GPRA Goal:
To develop the evidence base for policy makers and health systems to use in making decisions about what services to pay for, how to structure those services, and how those services are accessed.

Budget line 2: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

What the Indicators Address:
Core MEPS activities.

GPRA Goal:
To provide comprehensive, relevant and timely data on health care use and expenditures for use by public and private sector decision makers and researchers.

Budget line 3: Program Support

What the Indicators Address:
Enhance the value of AHRQ as the leader in Healthcare Outcomes, Quality, Cost, Use and Access research.

GPRA Goal:
Maximize the value of AHRQ by developing efficient and responsive business processes, aligning human capital policies and practices with AHRQ's mission, building an integrated and reliable information technology infrastructure.


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