Quality of Care

Measuring the quality of healthcare in the U.S.

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Measuring the quality of healthcare in the U.S.

How can we know if the performance of the health system overall in the U.S. is good and if it is getting better or worse over time?  Can a meaningful and reasonably understandable set of national quality measures be identified, accepted by key constituencies, and tracked in ways that allow system-level performance to have a […]

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U.S. health system is performing better, though still lagging behind other countries

U.S. health system is performing better, though still lagging behind other countries

The Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker is launching a new Health System Dashboard that will track U.S. health system performance over time across four domains: health spending, quality of care, access and affordability, and health and wellbeing. The dashboard examines trends …

Over the past half-century, the U.S. has seen sizable improvements in both mortality and disease burden due to cardiovascular disease, along with recent signs of improvement in the quality of care provided to heart disease patients. Cardiovascular disease — which …

Compared to similar countries, the United States has higher rates of mortality for most of the leading causes of death, and generally performs worse on a variety of quality indicators. Diabetes and endocrine diseases are no exception. There has been …