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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Appendix C. Measure Specifications

Quality of Health Care

Effectiveness of Care: Cancer
  Screening for Breast Cancer
  Screening for Cervical Cancer
  Screening for Colorectal Cancer
  Cancer Treatment
Effectiveness of Care: Diabetes
  Management of Diabetes
Effectiveness of Care: End Stage Renal Disease
  Management of End Stage Renal Disease
Effectiveness of Care: Heart Disease
  Screening for High Blood Pressure
  Screening for High Cholesterol
  Counseling on Risk Factors
  Treatment of AMI
  Treatment of Acute Heart Failure
  Management of Congestive Heart Failure
  Inpatient Mortality for Cardiovascular Conditions and Procedures
  Management of Hypertension
Effectiveness of Care: HIV and AIDS
  AIDS Prevention
  Management of HIV/AIDS
Effectiveness of Care: Maternal and Child Health
  Maternity Care
  Immunization, Childhood
  Immunization, Adolescent
  Treatment of Pediatric Gastroenteritis
  Childhood Screening and Counseling
  Childhood Dental Care
Effectiveness of Care: Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  Treatment of Depression
  Treatment of Serious Mental Illness
  Treatment of Substance Abuse
Effectiveness of Care: Respiratory Diseases
  Immunization, Influenza
  Immunization, Pneumonia
  Treatment of Pneumonia
  Treatment of URI
  Management of Asthma
  Treatment of Tuberculosis
Effectiveness of Care: Nursing Home and Home Health Care
  Chronic Care in Nursing Facilities
  Post-Acute Care in Nursing Facilities
  Home Health Care
Patient Safety
  Nosocomial Infection
  Complications of Care
  Injuries or Adverse Events Due to Technical Errors
  Birth Related Trauma
  Potentially Avoidable Death


Patient Centeredness

Access to Care

Facilitators and Barriers to Health Care
  Health Insurance Coverage
  Usual Source of Care
  Patient Perceptions of Need
  Patient-Provider Communication
Patient Perceptions of Care
Health Care Utilization
  General Medical Care
  Avoidable Admissions
  Mental Health Care and Substance Abuse Treatment
  Ambulatory Care
  Referred Care
  Emergency Care

Priority Populations

Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Low Income



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