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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.
- A new Data Spotlight shows that more adults report being asked to teach-back health care instructions from their providers, but disparities exist among adult patients by race, ethnicity and education. A related infographic is also available.
Learn about other QDR analyses by visiting our Data Spotlights and Fact Sheets page.
- 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