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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Core Measures, Data Sources, and Availability for Select Groups

Measure Data source Black Hispanic Asian or API AI/AN Poor
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 men and women age 50 and over diagnosed at advanced stage SEER  
Deaths per 100,000 persons due to colorectal cancer NVSS - M  
Adults age 40 and over with diabetes who had all three exams in last year: hemoglobin A1c test, retinal eye examination, and foot examination MEPS    
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes NHDS        
Dialysis patients registered on the waiting list for transplantation USRDS  
Hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis ESRD CPMP  
Smokers receiving advice to quit smoking MEPS    
Obese adults who were given advice about exercise MEPS    
Hospital care for heart attack patients QIO  
Hospital care for acute heart failure patients QIO  
Deaths per 1,000 adult admissions with acute myocardial infarction HCUP  
New AIDS cases among persons ages 13 and over CDC AIDS Surveillance  
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care in first trimester NVSS-N  
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight <1,500 grams NVSS-N  
Children 19-35 months who received all recommended vaccinations NIS
Adolescents (13-15) who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine NHIS    
Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis per 100,000 population age less than 18 years HCUP  
Children age 2-17 who received advice about healthy eating from a doctor or other health provider MEPS  
Children age 3-6 whose vision was checked by a doctor or other health provider MEPS    
Deaths due to suicide per 100,000 persons NVSS-N  
Adults with past year major depressive episode who received treatment for depression NSDUH    
Persons age 12 and over who needed treatment for any illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility NSDUH  
Persons receiving substance abuse treatment who completed the treatment course TEDS      
People 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination NHIS
Hospital care for pneumonia patients QIO  
Antibiotics prescribed at visits with a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population NAMCS-NHAMCS        
Admissions for pediatric asthma per 100,000 population age less than 18 years HCUP  
Tuberculosis (TB) patients who complete a curative course of treatment within 12 months of initiation of treatment CDC TB Surveillance  
Long-stay nursing home residents who were physically restrained MDS  
High-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores MDS  
Short-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores MDS  
Home health care patients who get better at walking or moving around OASIS  
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital OASIS  
Surgical patients with postoperative pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and/or venous thromboembolic event MPSMS        
Surgical patients with appropriate timing of prophylactic antibiotics QIO  
Patients receiving central venous catheters with bloodstream infection and/or mechanical adverse event MPSMS        
Deaths per 1,000 discharges among patients with select complications of care HCUP    
Elderly with at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate medication MEPS    
Adults who can sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted MEPS  
Emergency department visits in which patient left before being seen NHAMCS        
Adults whose health providers sometimes or never listen carefully, explain things, show respect, and spend enough time with them MEPS
Children whose health providers sometimes or never listen carefully, explain things, show respect, and spend enough time with them MEPS  
People under 65 with health insurance NHIS
People uninsured all year MEPS
People who have a specific source of ongoing care NHIS
People who have a usual primary care provider MEPS
Families that experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care or do not receive needed care MEPS
Families that experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care due to financial or insurance reasons MEPS    

Indicates that reliable data on measure are available for this group and included in summary across measures of quality and access for this group.

Key: API=Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN=American Indian or Alaska Native; Poor=individuals with household incomes <100% of Federal poverty thresholds.

Key to Data Sources:
ESRD CPMP = End Stage Renal Disease Clinical Performance Measures Project
HCUP = Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
MDS = Minimum Data Set
MEPS = Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
MPSMS = Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System
NAMCS = National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NHAMCS = National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NHDS = National Hospital Discharge Survey
NHIS = National Health Interview Survey
NIS = National Immunization Survey
NSDUH = National Survey on Drug Use and Health
NVSS-M = National Vital Statistics System, Mortality
NVSS-N = National Vital Statistics System, Natality
OASIS = Outcome and Assessment Information Set
QIO = Quality Improvement Organization Program
SEER = Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program
TEDS = Treatment Episode Data Set
USRDS = United States Renal Data System

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