News and Highlights
States Track Health Care Quality and Disparities
The June and August editions of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Research Activities newsletter highlight State performance on various areas of health care quality and health disparities, based in part on information from the State Snapshots Web tool. Below you will find links to two examples: Iowa and New York.
Iowa State Spotlight
New York State Spotlight
National Quality Strategy
The National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care (National Quality Strategy) establishes a framework for coordinating and focusing the significant efforts of diverse stakeholders to improve the quality of health and health care for all Americans. This report provides an update on progress within the context of this framework.
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) has the largest collection of nationwide and State-specific longitudinal hospital care data in the United States and enables research on a range of health policy issues.