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National Healthcare Quality & National Healthcare Disparities Reports: Measure Specification Appendix, 2013

Effectiveness of Care: HIV and AIDS

 

Measures

New AIDS cases per 100,000 population
Adult patients with HIV who had two or more outpatient visits during the year
Adult patients with HIV who had two or more CD4 tests during the year
Adult patients with HIV who received highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)
Adult patients with HIV and CD4 count <200 who received Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis
Adult patients with HIV and CD4 count <50 who received Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) prophylaxis
Adult HIV patients with viral load less than 400 for first test in the year
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population


 

Measure Title

New AIDS cases per 100,000 population

Measure Source

Healthy People 2020

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National, States

Years Available

State: 2010

National: 2000-2010

Population Subgroups

Age, sex, race/ethnicity

Data Sources

National and State

National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), HIV/AIDS Surveillance System

Denominator

U.S. population age 13 and over

Numerator

Reported new AIDS cases among adolescents and adults age 13 and over

Comments

Data include 50 States and the District of Columbia. Data are adjusted for reporting delays. Estimates may be affected by incomplete reporting. This measure is referred to as measure HIV-4 in Healthy People 2020 documentation.

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Measure Title

Adult patients with HIV who had two or more outpatient visits during the year

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2007-2010

Population Subgroups

Age, sex, race/ethnicity, insurance

Data Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Denominator

Adult HIV patients enrolled in an HIVRN medical practice in the prior year, excluding patients who died or did not have a CD4 test in the year

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who had two or more outpatient visits during the year

Comments

HIVRN obtains, analyzes, and disseminates current information about the delivery of services to people with HIV infection. HIVRN currently includes 18 medical practices across the United States that treat more than 14,000 patients. Each practice collects information on their HIV patients’ clinical and demographic characteristics, medications they are prescribed, frequency of their outpatient clinic visits, and number of inpatient admissions. Each practice sends information to the data coordinating center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, which consolidates this information into a single uniform database. Statistics in HIVnet are based on this database.

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Measure Title

Adult patients with HIV who had two or more CD4 tests during the year

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2007-2010

Population Subgroups

Age, sex, race/ethnicity, insurance

Data Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Denominator

Adult patients with HIV who were enrolled in an HIVRN medical practice in the prior year

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who report that they received two or more CD4 tests during the year

Comments

HIVRN obtains, analyzes, and disseminates current information about the delivery of services to people with HIV infection. HIVRN currently includes 18 medical practices across the United States that treat more than 14,000 patients. Each practice collects information on their HIV patients’ clinical and demographic characteristics, medications they are prescribed, frequency of their outpatient clinic visits, and number of inpatient admissions. Each practice sends information to the data coordinating center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, which consolidates this information into a single uniform database. Statistics in HIVnet are based on this database.

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Measure Title

Adult patients with HIV who received highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2007-2010

Population Subgroups

Age, sex, race/ethnicity, insurance

Data Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Denominator

Adult HIV patients who were "in care" and had at least one CD4 test result of 350 or less. "In care" is defined as having at least one CD4 test and at least one outpatient visit during the year.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who received HAART during the year

Comments

HIVRN obtains, analyzes, and disseminates current information about the delivery of services to people with HIV infection. HIVRN currently includes 18 medical practices across the United States that treat more than 14,000 patients. Each practice collects information on their HIV patients’ clinical and demographic characteristics, medications they are prescribed, frequency of their outpatient clinic visits, and number of inpatient admissions. Each practice sends information to the data coordinating center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, which consolidates this information into a single uniform database. Statistics in HIVnet are based on this database.

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Measure Title

Adult patients with HIV and CD4 count <200 who received Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2004-2010

Population Subgroups

Age, sex, race/ethnicity, insurance

Data Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Denominator

Patients diagnosed with HIV who have a CD4 count <200 cells/mm

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who received PCP prophylactic therapy in the past year

Comments

The taxonomy of the PCP organism has changed; Pneumocystis jiroveci refers to the distinct species that infects humans. The abbreviation PCP is still used to designate Pneumocystis pneumonia. More information is available in Treating opportunistic infections among HIV-infected adults and adolescents: recommendations from CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America. MMWR 2004;53 (No RR-15), http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5315a1htm.

HIVRN obtains, analyzes, and disseminates current information about the delivery of services to people with HIV infection. HIVRN currently includes 18 medical practices across the United States that treat more than 14,000 patients. Each practice collects information on their HIV patients’ clinical and demographic characteristics, medications they are prescribed, frequency of their outpatient clinic visits, and number of inpatient admissions. Each practice sends information to the data coordinating center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, which consolidates this information into a single uniform database. Statistics in HIVnet are based on this database.

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Measure Title

Adult patients with HIV and CD4 count <50 who received Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) prophylaxis

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2004-2010

Population Subgroups

Age, sex, race/ethnicity, insurance

Data Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Denominator

Patients diagnosed with HIV with CD4 counts <50 cells/mm

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who received MAC prophylactic therapy in the past year

Comments

More information is available in Treating opportunistic infections among hiv-infected adults and adolescents: recommendations from CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America. MMWR 2004;53 (No RR-15), http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5315a1htm.

HIVRN obtains, analyzes, and disseminates current information about the delivery of services to people with HIV infection. HIVRN currently includes 18 medical practices across the United States that treat more than 14,000 patients. Each practice collects information on their HIV patients’ clinical and demographic characteristics, medications they are prescribed, frequency of their outpatient clinic visits, and number of inpatient admissions. Each practice sends information to the data coordinating center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, which consolidates this information into a single uniform database. Statistics in HIVnet are based on this database.

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Measure Title

Adult HIV patients with viral load less than 400 for first test in the year

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2008-2010

Population Subgroups

Age, sex, race/ethnicity, insurance

Data Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM), HIV Research Network (HIVRN)

Denominator

Adult HIV patients

Numerator

Subset of the denominator with viral load less than 400 for the first test in the year

Comments

More information is available in Treating opportunistic infections among hiv-infected adults and adolescents: recommendations from CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America. MMWR 2004;53 (No RR-15), http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5315a1htm.

HIVRN obtains, analyzes, and disseminates current information about the delivery of services to people with HIV infection. HIVRN currently includes 18 medical practices across the United States that treat more than 14,000 patients. Each practice collects information on their HIV patients’ clinical and demographic characteristics, medications they are prescribed, frequency of their outpatient clinic visits, and number of inpatient admissions. Each practice sends information to the data coordinating center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, which consolidates this information into a single uniform database. Statistics in HIVnet are based on this database.

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Measure Title

HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population

Measure Source

Healthy People 2020

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National, State

Years Available

State: 2000-2010

National: 2000-2010

Population Subgroups

Age, sex, location, race, ethnicity

Data Sources

National and State

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)—Mortality

Denominator

U.S. resident population

Numerator

Number of deaths due to HIV infection

Comments

Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Age data are unadjusted. Respondents for whom age is not reported are not included in the age adjustment calculations and are excluded from numerators. This measure is referred to as measure HIV-12 in Healthy People 2020 documentation.

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Internet Citation: National Healthcare Quality & National Healthcare Disparities Reports: Measure Specification Appendix, 2013. Content last reviewed July 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr13/measurespec/hiv_aids.html

 

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