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The 2005 National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) tracks disparities in both quality of and access to health care in the United States for both the general population and for congressionally designated priority populations.
The 2005 NHDR uses the same measures of quality as its companion National
Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) to monitor the Nation's annual progress toward eliminating disparities in health care. This year's report focuses on the same group of 46 "core" measures of quality tracked in the NHQR; additionally, the NHDR includes 13 core measures of access to care.
The 2005 NHDR includes a report and four online appendixes:
The report presents, in chart format, the latest available findings on quality of and access to health care in the general U.S. population and among priority populations. It focuses on four components of quality—effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness—and two components of access—facilitators and barriers to health care and health care utilization.
An audio newscast is also available about the NHDR and the National
Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR). AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy discusses
the reports and lead AHRQ staff give specifics from the reports:
Current as of January 2006