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The 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) represents the first national comprehensive effort to measure the quality of health care in America.
The 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report includes a broad set of performance measures that can serve as baseline views of the four components of quality of health care: effectiveness, safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.
The 2003 NHQR includes a report and two appendixes.
The report presents findings on the effectiveness of health care for nine clinical conditions or care settings—cancer, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, heart disease, HIV and AIDS, maternal and child health, mental health, respiratory diseases, and nursing home and home health care—as well as findings on patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.
Current as of November 2006