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Priority Areas for National Action

Transforming Health Care Quality

Box 1. Priority Areas That Relate to Preventive Care

  • Care coordination (cross-cutting).
  • Self-management/health literacy (cross-cutting).
  • Cancer screening.
  • Hypertension.
  • Immunization.
  • Ischemic heart disease (prevention).
  • Major depression (screening).
  • Pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Tobacco dependence.
  • Obesity (emerging area).

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Box 2. Priority Areas That Relate to Behavioral Health

  • Care coordination (cross-cutting).
  • Self-management/health literacy (cross-cutting).
  • Major depression.
  • Severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Tobacco dependence.
  • Obesity (emerging area).

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Box 3. Priority Areas That Relate to Chronic Conditions

  • Care coordination (cross-cutting).
  • Self-management/health literacy (cross-cutting).
  • Asthma.
  • Children with special health care needs.
  • Diabetes.
  • End of life with advanced organ system failure.
  • Frailty.
  • Hypertension.
  • Ischemic heart disease.
  • Major depression (treatment).
  • Medication management.
    • Medication errors.
    • Overuse of antibiotics.
  • Pain control in advanced cancer.
  • Severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Stroke.
  • Tobacco dependence.
  • Obesity (emerging area).

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Box 4. Priority Areas That Relate to End of Life

  • Care coordination (cross-cutting).
  • Self-management/health literacy (cross-cutting).
  • Chronic conditions.
  • End of life with advanced organ system failure.
  • Frailty.
  • Medication management.
    • Medication errors.
    • Overuse of antibiotics.
  • Nosocomial infections.
  • Pain control in advanced cancer.

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Box 5. Priority Areas That Relate to Children and Adolescents

  • Care coordination (cross-cutting).
  • Self-management/health literacy (cross-cutting).
  • Asthma.
  • Children with special health care needs.
  • Diabetes.
  • Immunization (children).
  • Major depression.
  • Medication management.
    • Medication errors.
    • Overuse of antibiotics.
  • Obesity (emerging area).

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Box 6. Priority Areas That Relate to Inpatient/Surgical Care

  • Care coordination (cross-cutting).
  • Self-management/health literacy (cross-cutting).
  • End of life with advanced organ system failure.
  • Ischemic heart disease.
  • Medication management.
    • Medication errors.
    • Overuse of antibiotics.
  • Nosocomial infections.
  • Pain control in advanced cancer.
  • Pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Stroke.

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: iomboxes.htm. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://archive.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/iompriorities/iomboxes.html

 

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