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HHS Releases 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
The 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows the progress and opportunities for improving health care quality and reducing health care 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.
On August 7, AHRQ posted a Chartbook on Patient Safety. Key findings include:
- From 2010-2015, the overall rate of hospital-acquired conditions decreased by 21 percent, from 145 to 115 per 1,000 hospital discharges. (Source: AHRQ, 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparity Report, Chartbook on Patient Safety).
- As a companion to the report, AHRQ has developed a Chartbook on Patient Safety that provides new data on dozens of safety measures, such the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections decreasing by more than 40 percent between 2009 and 2014.
Chartbook on Patient Safety