What’s the State of Health Care Today?

February 13, 2018 · Amy Maciejowski

Every year, NCQA releases the State of Health Care Quality report.

The State of Health Care Quality Report 2017 documents performance over time and from that, we get a picture of the major quality issues facing the United States.

Our report gives a big picture look at what needs improvement and where we’ve succeeded.

This report is useful to track variations in care throughout the United States.

You can navigate the report here. Select “view the measures online” to get to the table of contents.

What’s in the Report?

The report collects data from around the country. More than 1,000 health plans voluntarily disclose the clinical quality, customer experience and resource use data that are the report’s foundation.  All data are rigorously audited. Consumer experience information is independently collected and verified.

The wealth of data we receive from health plans allow us to carve out an overall picture of health care.


What Can You Use the Report For?

Many plans, doctor’s offices, quality professionals and state officials use our report to benchmark their organization improvements against others.

There’s a lot of other ways to use the data, too.

Share with us how you plan to use the State of Healthcare Quality 2017 report―comment below.


Want to Use the Data?

It’s important to note the differences between the State of Health Care Quality report and Quality Compass, our larger, more robust, online database. The two data publications cite information differently. To find more on trending determinations for the State of Health Care report, click here.

We publicize the data so you can use it. When using the data from the report, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

The State of Health Care Quality was developed and is owned by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (“NCQA”). The source of the data tables contained in The State of Health Care Quality is Quality Compass™ 2017. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of NCQA. NCQA holds a copyright in these materials and can rescind or alter the materials at any time. Anyone desiring to use or reproduce the materials without modification for an internal, non-commercial purpose may do so without obtaining any approval from NCQA. All other uses, including a commercial use and/or external reproduction, distribution or publication must be approved by NCQA and are subject to a license at the discretion of NCQA. © 2017 National Committee for Quality Assurance, all rights reserved.


Have Questions?

If you have questions about the report, email communications@ncqa.org.


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