Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as part of its mission to translate research into practice and improve health care quality, develops products to assist State officials who aim to improve asthma care in their States. Two of these resources, published in 2006, are:
- Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action (designed in partnership with the Council of State Governments to help States assess the quality of asthma care and create quality improvement strategies).
- Asthma Care Quality Improvement A Workbook for State Action (companion workbook).
AHRQ has also developed an Asthma Return-on-Investment Calculator to help determine the potential cost savings of an asthma quality improvement program.
After a user questioned the estimates for her State's spending on asthma, the methods used to derive these estimates were checked. Errors were found that affected estimates for all States. Corrections have been made to Tables 1.3 and 1.4 and to all tables in Appendix B in Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. Additional updates to the text and data were made in July 2009.
Contract No. 290-00-0004
Updated under Contract No. HHSA-290-2006-00009-C
Thomson Reuters (formerly Thomson Medstat)
The Council of State Governments
Updated October 2009
Module 1: Making the Case for Asthma Care Quality Improvement
The Need for Asthma Care Quality Improvement
The Quality Improvement Opportunity
Estimating the Costs of Asthma Care and Potential Savings From Quality Improvement
Module 2: A Framework for State-Led Quality Improvement
Quality Health Care and the Quality Improvement Movement
A Strategic Role for States
Developing a Framework for State-Led Quality Improvement
Information Resources for Quality Improvement
Module 3: Learning From Current State Quality Improvement Efforts
Current State Efforts To Improve the Quality of Asthma Care
Module 4: Measuring Quality of Care for Asthma
Multiple Dimensions of Quality for Asthma Care
Data Sources for Asthma Quality of Care
Using Benchmarks To Develop State Performance Estimates
Factors That Affect Quality of Asthma Care
Module 5: Moving Ahead—Implications for State Action
Asthma Steering Committee
A. Acronyms Used in This Resource Guide
B. Medicaid Spending on Asthma by State
C. National and State Asthma Programs
D. Asthma Measures
E. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Measures, Data, and Benchmarks
F. Other Asthma-Related Data Sources
G. Benchmarks from the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)
H. Information on Statistical Significance
Page originally created September 2009
The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.