Quality Data Sources Organizer
The purpose of this assignment is to become familiar with various data sources used by healthcare organizations to obtain quality data. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) creates an annual report, the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which assesses the performance of the U.S. healthcare system. This report identifies strengths and weaknesses of the health care system in addition to disparities for access to health care and quality of health care. The report is based on more than 250 measures of quality and disparities, and it covers a broad range of health care services and settings.
Access the most current report using the “National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports” AHRQ website, provided in the topic Resources. Select five data sources from this report and fill in the required components on the “Quality Data Sources Organizer.”
Access the five data sources “2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report Data Sources” through the AHRQ website, using the link provided in the topic materials. Select five data sources from this report and fill in the required components on the “
Quality Data Sources Organizer Template
|Is This a Source of Primary or Secondary Data?
|How / When / Where
the Information Might
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019). HIV Surveillance Report Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/reports/hiv-surveillance.html.
- National Center for Health Statistics, & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2013 NAMCS Micro-data file documentation.
- The CAHPS Database (2016). CAHPS Health Plan Survey Database, 2016 Chartbook: What consumers say about their experiences with their health plans and medical care.
- Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2016. https://cahpsdatabase.ahrq.gov/files/2016CAHPSHealthPlanChartbook.pdf.