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National Healthcare Quality Report, 2004

This appendix provides information about each database analyzed for the 2004 National Healthcare Quality Report, including source, data type, sample design, and primary content as well as information about how to generate each measure. Measures highlighted in the text of the full report as well as other measures examined but not discussed in the text are included; information about composite measures is also presented in this appendix.


Effectiveness of Care: Cancer
Effectiveness of Care: Diabetes
Effectiveness of Care: End Stage Renal Disease
Effectiveness of Care: Heart Disease
Effectiveness of Care: HIV and AIDS
Effectiveness of Care: Maternal and Child Health
Effectiveness of Care: Mental Health
Effectiveness of Care: Respiratory Diseases
Effectiveness of Care: Nursing Home and Home Health Care
Patient Safety
Patient Centeredness
Overall Measures
Data Sources

Current as of January 2007


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