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Slide Presentation of the 2007 National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR)

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Slide 6

Patient Safety

Slide 6.  Text Description is below the image.
  • The safety of health care has improved since 2000, but more needs to be done.

Bar graph. The horizontal axis shows measurement areas. Six variables are measured. The vertical axis shows median rate of change. Below are the median rates of change for the six measures:

All selected measures (n = 117): 1.9%
Heart disease (n = 16): 5.6%
Cancer (n = 15): 3.6%
Maternal and child health (n = 12): 1.5%
Safety (n = 25): 1.0%
Diabetes (n = 9): 0.6%

n = number of measures

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