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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
State Coverage Initiatives program
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
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
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
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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