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National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)

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AHRQ Report Shows Coordinated Care Slowly Changing From Goal to Reality

Health providers are getting better at working with patients to make sure they get the care they need and understand their role in the process, according to AHRQ’s newly released Chartbook on Care Coordination. Progress was most significant (improved by more than 10 percent in one year) in one measure, which tracked hospital patients with heart failure who received complete, written discharge instructions when they left the hospital. No care coordination measures showed worsening quality, and no measure showed elimination or widening of disparities. Another measure of care coordination, use of electronic health records, found that a majority of patients in all ethnic and educational groups said it was “very important” that their health providers be able to share their medical information electronically. This trend held among patients regardless of educational level, including those with less than a high school education. Their preference for electronic medical information increased from 39 percent in 2008 to 51 percent in 2013. AHRQ offers a variety of resources involving hospital discharges.    
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National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Chartbook on Care Coordination

This Care Coordination chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). The QDR includes annual reports to Congress mandated in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of care coordination from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of care coordination. A PowerPoint version is also available that users can download for presentations.

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Care Coordination
   National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
   Changes for 2014
   Key Findings of the 2014 QDR
   Chartbooks Organized Around Priorities of the National Quality Strategy
Chartbook on Care Coordination
Measures of Care Coordination
Transitions of Care
Preventable Emergency Department Visits
Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations
Integration of Medication Information
Use of Electronic Health Records
Page last reviewed June 2015
Internet Citation: National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Care Coordination . June 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/2014chartbooks/carecoordination/index.html

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