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AHRQ Performance Plans for FY 2002 and 2003 and Performance Report for FY 2001

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GPRA Goal 5—Fiscal Year 2002 Indicators

Objective 5.1:
Conduct research to help to measure the current status of health care quality in the Nation.

Fiscal Year 2002 Indicators:
Sponsor and conduct research to help measure the overall safety culture within health care institutions.
Identify at least one private sector data source which will be incorporated into the national quality report by 31 December 2002.

Objective 5.2:
Facilitate use of quality information to improve health care in the Nation.

Fiscal Year 2002 Indicator:
Fund or conduct at least three projects bringing healthcare information to the public in an understandable, user friendly manner that facilitates its use in decision making.

Objective 5.3:
Improve quality measurement.

Fiscal Year 2002 Indicators:
Adoption of at least one quality measure to be developed from our vulnerable populations RFA by a national accrediting organization.
Identify three examples of how the Quality Indicators were utilized by the public.

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