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Challenges In Utah’s Health Care Utah Health Data Committee Utah Department of Health Salt Lake City, Utah June 2007
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Health Data Committee 2 Acknowledgements Utah Department of Health Executive Director’s Office David N. Sundwall Executive Director A. Richard Melton Deputy Director Allen Korhonen* Deputy Director Barry E. Nangle Director, Center for Health Data We gratefully acknowledge the technical assistance provided by various teams at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), including members with the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), the US National Healthcare Reports team, and staff in the AHRQ Public Affairs Office. A preliminary version of this report was included in the Utah Health Data Committee 2006 Biennial Report, Part I at http://health.utah.gov/hda/Reports/Biennial2006.pdf. * provided advice to develop this report ** developed this report Utah Health Data Committee (UHDC) Clark B. Hinckley Large Business Representative (Chair) Robert P. Huefner * Public Health Representative (Vice-Chair) Kim Bateman Physicians Representative Judy A. Buffmire Consumer Advocate Representative David Call Third Party Payer Representative Leslie Francis* Public Health Representative Douglas Hasbrouck HMO Representative Terry Haven Consumer Advocacy Representative Stephen Kroes* Small Business Representative Gail McGuill Nursing Representative Gary Nordoff Public Interest Representative Greg Poulsen Hospital Representative Marilyn Tang Business Representative Office of Health Care Statistics Wu Xu** Director Lori Brady** Web Developer Pamela Clarkson Freeman Research Consultant Keely Cofrin Health Program Manager Becca Finlayson Support Services Coordinator Mike Martin** Research Consultant Carol Masheter Epidemiologist John Morgan IT/Information Analyst Supervisor For more information, contact: Utah Health Data Committee Utah Department of Health Office of Health Care Statistics PO Box 144004 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4004 Phone: (801) 538-7048 Fax: (801) 538-9916 Email: healthcarestat@utah.gov Web address: http://health.utah.gov/hda This report is available online at: http://health.utah.gov/hda/Reports/challenges2007.pdf
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Challenges in Utah’s Health Care: 2007 3 Page Acknowledgements and Contact Information 2 Health Data Committee and Health Care Transparency 4 About This Report 5 Summary of Trends and Challenges in Utah’s Health Care 6 1. Highlights of Quality and Patient Safety 8 Overall Quality Rating 9 Quality Variation by Care Type and Setting 10 Hospital Patient Safety Compared to the Nation 11 Public Reporting Can Reduce Performance Variations 12 Challenges in Promotion of Preventive Care 13 2. Highlights of Accessibility of Health Care 14 Access Barrier: Lack of Health Insurance 15 Uninsured and Hospital Care 16 Access to Primary Care Through Emergent Care 17 Variation of Access to Ambulatory Care 18 Getting Needed Care for Special Populations 19 3. Highlights of Costs of Health Care 20 Personal Health Care Expenditures 21 Growth in Personal Health Care Expenditures 22 Trends of Hospital Charges 23 Utilization of Facility Health Care 24 Control Cost of Prescription Drugs 25 Total Inpatient Charges and Costs 26 Table of Contents
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