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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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List of Core Measures, Data Sources, and Availability for Select Groups

Measure Data source Black Hispanic Asian or API AI/AN Poor
Quality
Breast cancer incidence per 100,000 women age 50 and over diagnosed at advanced stage SEER Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Deaths per 100,000 persons due to breast cancer NVSS-M Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Adults age 40 and over with diabetes who had all three exams in last year: hemoglobin A1c test, retinal eye examination, and foot examination MEPS Check mark Check mark     Check mark
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes NHDS Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark
Dialysis patients registered on the waiting list for transplantation USRDS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis ESRD
CPMP
Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Smokers receiving advice to quit smoking MEPS Check mark Check mark     Check mark
Obese adults who were given advice about exercise MEPS Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark
Hospital care for heart attack patients QIO Check mark Check mark Check mark    
Hospital care for acute heart failure patients QIO Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with acute myocardial infarction HCUP Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark
New AIDS cases among persons ages 13 and over CDC AIDS Surveillance Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care in first trimester NVSS-N Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams NVSS-I Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Children 19-35 months who received all recommended vaccinations NIS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis per 100,000 population age less than 18 years HCUP Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark
Children age 2-17 who received advice about healthy eating from a doctor or other health provider MEPS Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark
Children age 3-6 whose vision was checked by a doctor or other health provider MEPS Check mark Check mark     Check mark
Deaths due to suicide per 100,000 persons NVSS-M Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Adults with past year major depressive episode who received treatment for depression NSDUH Check mark Check mark     Check mark
Persons age 12 and over who needed treatment for any illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility NSDUH Check mark Check mark     Check mark
Persons receiving substance abuse treatment who completed the treatment course TEDS Check mark Check mark      
People 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination NHIS Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark
Hospital care for pneumonia patients QIO Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Antibiotics prescribed at visits with a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population NAMCS-NHAMCS Check mark        
Admissions for pediatric asthma per 100,000 population age less than 18 years HCUP Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark
Tuberculosis (TB) patients who complete a curative course of treatment within 12 months of initiation of treatment CDC TB Surveillance Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Long-stay nursing home residents who were physically restrained MDS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
High-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores MDS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Short-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores MDS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Home health care patients who get better at walking or moving around OASIS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital OASIS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Surgical patients with postoperative pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and/or venous thromboembolic event MPSMS Check mark        
Surgical patients with appropriate timing of prophylactic antibiotics QIO Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Patients receiving central venous catheters with bloodstream infection and/or mechanical adverse event MPSMS Check mark        
Deaths per 1,000 discharges among patients with select complications of care HCUP Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark
Elderly with at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate medication MEPS Check mark Check mark     Check mark
Adults who can sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted MEPS Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark
Emergency department visits in which patient left before being seen NHAMCS Check mark        
Adults whose health providers sometimes or never listen carefully, explain things, show respect, and spend enough time with them MEPS Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark
Children whose health providers sometimes or never listen carefully, explain things, show respect, and spend enough time with them MEPS Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark
Access
People under 65 with health insurance NHIS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People uninsured all year MEPS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People who have a specific source of ongoing care NHIS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People who have a usual primary care provider MEPS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People who experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care or do not receive needed care MEPS Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People who experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care due to financial or insurance reasons MEPS Check mark Check mark Check mark   Check mark

Check mark Indicates that reliable data on measure are available for this group and included in summary across measures of quality and access for this group.

Key: API=Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN=American Indian or Alaska Native; Poor= individuals with household incomes <100% of Federal poverty thresholds.

Key to Data Sources:
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ESRD CPMP = End Stage Renal Disease Clinical Performance Measures Project
HCUP = Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
MDS = Minimum Data Set
MEPS = Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
MPSMS = Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System
NAMCS = National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NHAMCS = National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NHDS = National Hospital Discharge Survey
NHIS = National Health Interview Survey
NIS = National Immunization Survey
NSDUH = National Survey on Drug Use and Health
NVSS-I = National Vital Statistics System, Linked Birth-Infant Death
NVSS-M = National Vital Statistics System, Mortality
NVSS-N = National Vital Statistics System, Natality
OASIS = Outcome and Assessment Information Set
QIO = Quality Improvement Organization Program
SEER = Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program
TEDS = Treatment Episode Data Set
USRDS = United States Renal Data System

 

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