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Appendix C: Measure Specifications
This appendix provides information about how to generate each measure analyzed for the 2006 National Healthcare Disparities Report. It includes measures highlighted in the text of the full report as well as other measures examined but not discussed in the text. Information about composite measures is also presented in this appendix.
Quality of Health Care
Effectiveness of Care: Cancer
Effectiveness of Care: Diabetes
Effectiveness of Care: End Stage Renal Disease
Effectiveness of Care: Heart Disease
Effectiveness of Care: HIV and AIDS
Effectiveness of Care: Maternal and Child Health
Effectiveness of Care: Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Effectiveness of Care: Respiratory Diseases
Effectiveness of Care: Nursing Home, Home Health, and Hospice Care
Access to Health Care
Facilitators and Barriers to Health Care
Patient Perceptions of Care
Health Care Utilization
Current as of December 2006