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Slide 5: Patient Safety Lagging
Presentation, National Healthcare Quality Report, 2008
Patient Safety Lagging
- Safety measures only area to show an overall decline, with only 45% of the measures showing at least some improvement (17 out of 38).
Bar graph. The horizontal axis shows measurement areas. Six variables are measured. The vertical axis shows annual rate of change in quality. Below are the rates of change for the six measures:
All measures (n =190) change: 1.4%
Respiratory diseases (n = 15): 4.3%
Heart disease (n = 23): 2.6%
Cancer (n = 15): 1.9%
Maternal and child health (n = 30): 1.3%
Diabetes (n = 13): 0.1%
Safety (n = 38): -0.9%
n = number of measures
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Internet Citation: Slide 5: Patient Safety Lagging: Presentation, National Healthcare Quality Report, 2008.
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