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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Appendix C: Measure Specifications

This appendix provides information about how to generate each measure analyzed for the 2007 National Healthcare Disparities Report. It includes measures highlighted in the text of the full report as well as other measures examined but not discussed in the text. Information about composite measures is also presented in this appendix.

Quality of Health Care

Effectiveness of Care: Cancer
Effectiveness of Care: Diabetes
Effectiveness of Care: End Stage Renal Disease
Effectiveness of Care: Heart Disease
Effectiveness of Care: HIV/AIDS
Effectiveness of Care: Maternal and Child Health
Effectiveness of Care: Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Effectiveness of Care: Respiratory Diseases
Effectiveness of Care: Nursing Home and Home Health Care

Patient Safety

Patient Safety: Postoperative Complications
Patient Safety: Other Complications of Hospital Care



Patient Centeredness

Patient Centeredness

Access to Health Care

Access to Care: Facilitators and Barriers to Health Care
Access to Care: Patient Perceptions of Care
Access to Care: Health Care Utilization

Priority Populations

Priority Populations: Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Priority Populations: Other Populations of Interest

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