Dashboard on Health Care Quality Compared to All States
Overall Health Care Quality
Each graphic shows a State's balance of below average, average, and above average measures compared to all States reporting such data in the United States. The graphics have five categories: very weak, weak, average, strong, and very strong. This State's performance for the most recent data year is described by a solid arrow or solid triangle; a dashed arrow or hollow triangle describes the baseline year. A missing arrow or triangle means there were insufficient data to create the summary measure.
An arrow or triangle pointing to "Very weak" means all or nearly all included measures for a State are below average within a given data year. An arrow or triangle pointing to "Very strong" indicates that all or nearly all available measures for a State are above average within a given data year.
Additional Resources for Understanding Quality in Arkansas
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Care Report Card Compendium is a searchable database of health care report cards for comparing the quality of health plans, hospitals, medical groups, individual physicians, nursing homes, and other providers of care. The report cards demonstrate approaches to reporting data and are a resource for those interested in creating health care report cards.
AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange: A searchable database of successful and attempted health care innovations, quality tools, and learning and networking opportunities—a resource for those interested in developing and adopting innovations in health care delivery. The Innovations Exchange includes information for Arkansas.