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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Welcome to the Web-Enabled 2005 National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)

The 2005 National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) tracks disparities in both quality of and access to health care in the United States for both the general population and for congressionally designated priority populations.

The 2005 NHDR uses the same measures of quality as its companion National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) to monitor the Nation's annual progress toward eliminating disparities in health care. This year's report focuses on the same group of 46 "core" measures of quality tracked in the NHQR; additionally, the NHDR includes 13 core measures of access to care.

The report presents, in chart format, the latest available findings on quality of and access to health care in the general U.S. population and among priority populations. It focuses on four components of quality—effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness—and two components of access—facilitators and barriers to health care and health care utilization.

You can access this report in many ways:

  • You can go to the Download Page. You can also scroll to the bottom of any page on this site and access the download page using the "Download" button in the page footer. On the download page, we have made the Full Report available as a PDF along with other related material.
  • You can enter simple search terms into the search box at the top of the page.
  • You can use the "Site Map" link on the top of the page to see hyperlinks to every section in this web report. Once the site map is displayed, simply click on the title of the section that you wish to view.
  • You can select from the menu options located in the left-hand margin of each page. Please note that as you click on the titled links, that action may open more choices. For example, clicking on Appendixes will provide access to Data Sources, Detailed Methods, Measure Specifications, and Data Tables.



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