List of Core Measures, Data Sources, and Availability for Select Group

National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2008


List of Core Measures, Data Sources, and Availability for Select Groups

MeasureData sourceBlackHispanicAsian or APIAI/ANPoor
Quality
Adults age 50 and over who received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy, or fecal occult blood testNHISCheck mark  Check mark Check mark Check mark
Colorectal cancer diagnosed at advanced stage per 100,000 population age 50 and overSEERCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per yearNVSS-MCheck mark Check mark Check markCheck mark 
Adults age 40 and over with diabetes who received all three exams in the calendar year: hemoglobin A1c measurement, dialated eye examination, and foot examinationMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 1,000 population age 18 and over with diabetesNHDSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Dialysis patients registered on awaiting list for transplantationUSRDSCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysisESRD
CPMP
Check mark Check mark Check markCheck mark 
Adult smokers who received advice to quit smokingMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Adults with obesity who received advice to exercise moreMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Hospital care for heart attack patientsQIOCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Hospital care for heart failure patientsQIOCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark 
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarctionHCUPCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
New AIDS cases per 100,000 population ages 13 and overCDC AIDS
Surveillance
Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Pregnant women who received prenatal care in first trimesterNVSS-NCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Infant deaths per 1,000 live births, birth weight <1,500 gNVSS-ICheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Children ages 19-35 months who received all recommended vaccinesNISCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check markCheck mark
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice about physical activityMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
Children ages 3-6 who had their vision checked by a health providerMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Suicide deaths per 100,000 populationNVSS-MCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Adults with a major depressive episode who received treatment for depressionNSDUHCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facilityNSDUHCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
People treated for substance abuse who completed treatment courseTEDSCheck mark Check mark    
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccinationNHISCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
Hospital care for pneumonia patientsQIOCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Visits with antibiotics prescribed for a diagnosis of common cold per
10,000 population
NAMCS-
NHAMCS
     
Patients with tuberculosis who completed a curative course of treatment within 1 year of initiation of treatmentCDC TB
Surveillance
Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark 
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraintsMDSCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
High-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with pressure soresMDSCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Short-stay nursing home residents with pressure soresMDSCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Adult home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improvedOASISCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Adult home health care patients who were admitted to the hospitalOASISCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark  
Adult surgery patients with postoperative pneumonia or venous thromboembolic eventMPSMSCheck mark     
Adult surgery patients who receivedappropriate timing of antibioticsQIOCheck mark Check markCheck markCheck mark 
Bloodstream infections or mechanical adverse events per 1,000 central venous catheter placementsMPSMSCheck mark     
Deaths per 1,000 discharges potentially resulting from complications of careHCUPCheck mark Check markCheck mark Check mark
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medicinesMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
Adults who can sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wantedMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Emergency department visits in which patients left without being seenNHAMCSCheck mark  Check mark   
Adults whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with themMEPSCheck mark Check markCheck mark Check mark
Children whose health providers sometimes or never listen carefully, explain things, clearly respected what they or their parents had to say and spent enough time with themMEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark
Access
People under age 65 with health insuranceNHISCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People under age 65 who were uninsured all yearMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People with a specific source of ongoing careNHISCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
People with a usual primary care providerMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
People without a usual source of care due to a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of careMEPSCheck mark Check mark Check mark  Check mark
People unable to get or delayed in receiving needed medical care, dental care, or
prescription medication due to financial or insurance reasons
MEPSCheck mark Check mark   Check mark

Check mark 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:
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ESRD CPMP = End Stage Renal Disease Clinical Performance Measures Project
HCUP = Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
MDS = Medicare 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-I = National Vital Statistics System, Linked BirthInfant Death
NVSS-M = National Vital Statistics System, Mortality
NVSS-N = National Vital Statistics System, Natality
OASIS = Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 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

Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: List of Core Measures, Data Sources, and Availability for Select Group: National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2008. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhdr08/Core.html