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Using AHRQ Quality Indicators for Hospital-level Reporting and Payment

Slide Presentation by Debra Ness

On October 27, 2004, Debra Ness made a presentation in a Web Conference entitled Using AHRQ Quality Indicators for Hospital-level Reporting and Payment.

This is the text version of her slide presentation. Select to access the PowerPoint® slides (430 KB).

Reasons for Consumer Demand

Debra Ness
National Partnership For Women and Families

Slide 1

Reasons for Consumer Demand

  • Patient centered healthcare requires:
    • Information to make informed decisions.
    • Information to ask informed questions.
  • Consumer-directed health plans require more consumer information.

Slide 2

Ongoing Public Reporting Activities

  • Niagara Coalition.
  • Leapfrog Group.
  • Bridges to Excellence.
  • Massachusetts Health Quality Partners.
  • Wisconsin Health Care Collaborative.
  • Care Focused Purchasing.
  • Human Resource Policy Associates.
  • State Initiatives in CA (Healthscope), TX, IL, MD, FL, etc.

Slide 3

Challenges Facing Consumers:

  • Many dimensions of quality.
  • Many different ways the information is displayed.
  • Many different ways that similar information is measured.

Slide 4

Helping Consumers Compare Quality

  • Standardized, validated measures.
  • Standardized, consumer friendly data displays.
  • Comprehensive measurement of all dimensions of care.

Slide 5

Using Public Reporting to Improve Quality

  • Report must be widely disseminated.
  • Date display must be clear.
  • Consumers play a key role.

Slide 6

Three Drivers of Healthcare System Improvement

  • Purchasers/Payers through contracts they negotiate.
  • Consumers through information guiding informed choice.
  • Providers wanting to improve quality.

Current as of March 2005

Internet Citation:

Reasons for Consumer Demand. Text version of a slide presentation at a Web conference. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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