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HHS Releases 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
The 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows the progress and opportunities for improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare disparities. Chartbooks on specific topics, such as access to care, patient safety, and healthy living, provide more detailed information. In addition, downloadable slides are available for presentations.
- QDR Data Spotlight shows ongoing disparities in infant mortality and low birth weight. A related infographic is also available.
- The 2017 Chartbook on Patient Safety is now available.
- This updated Patient Safety 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 patient safety from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of patient safety. A PowerPoint version is also available that users can download for presentations.
Chartbook on Patient Safety