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Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net

Slide Presentation by Vickie Gates


On September 24, 2003, Vickie Gates made a presentation in the Web-Assisted Audioconference entitled Safety Net Data Collection Strategies.

This is the text version of Ms. Gates' slide presentation. Select to access the PowerPoint® slides (164 KB).


Safety Net Data Collection Strategies

Vickie Gates
Senior Consultant
State Coverage Initiatives program

Slide 1

How Much Data and How Good?

  • Does data actually influence policy
  • Ways to think about investing in more
  • The softer side of survey and data work

Slide 2

The Supply Side: Does it Matter to States

  • States are concerned with the health of the safety net, but real uncertainties
  • Few tools available to easily assess the health of individual providers or "the safety net"
  • Today's financial challenges make monitoring tools more critical

Slide 3

Strategies for Access

  • Value of understanding both supply and demand sides
  • Value of data investments over time to monitor the impact of policy
  • Need for closer state and community working relationships to enhance access

Current as of February 2004


Internet Citation:

Safety Net Data Collection Strategies. Text Version of a Slide Presentation at a Web-assisted Audioconference. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/safetynetaud/sess2/gatestxt.htm


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