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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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HIV and AIDS

Measures of quality of care for HIV and AIDS tracked in the NHDR include:

  • AIDS prevention
  • Management of HIV

For findings related to all quality measures for HIV and AIDS, go to Tables 2.5a and 2.5b at the end of this chapter. HIV and AIDS are discussed in the section on HIV care in Chapter 3, Access to Health Care.

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Maternal and Child Health

Measures of quality of maternal and child health care tracked in the NHDR include:

  • Maternity care
  • Childhood immunizations
  • Adolescent immunizations
  • Treatment of pediatric gastroenteritis
  • Childhood screening and counseling
  • Childhood dental care

For findings related to all maternal and child health quality measures, go to Tables 2.6a and 2.6b at the end of this chapter. Maternal health is discussed in the section on women and child health is discussed in the section on children in Chapter 4, Priority Populations.

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Mental Health

Measures of quality of mental health care tracked in the NHQR include treatment of depression. Most of these measures come from the National Committee on Quality Assurance Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS), which does not collect information about patient race, ethnicity, or SES. Work is currently underway to develop new mental health care measures that could be used to examine disparities.

For findings related to the single mental health quality measure that could be tracked in the NHDR, suicide mortality, go to Tables 2.7a and 2.7b at the end of this chapter. Mental health is discussed in the section on mental health care and substance abuse treatment in Chapter 3, Access to Health Care.

 

 

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