Quality and Safety

Exercise 1.1

Objective: To explore the current state of healthcare quality in the United States.


• Go to the AHRQ website (https://nhqrnet.ahrq.gov/inhqrdr) and find the most current version of the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities report.

• Read the Executive Summary. • Browse the rest of the report.


• Based on your brief review of this report, summarize the state of healthcare quality and disparities in the United States in one or two paragraphs. APA format. Attached is chapter 1 from the textbook and the 2016 National healthcare quality and disparities report. (text book is

Applying Quality Management in Healthcare: A Systems Approach Spath, P.L., Kelly, D.L. 4th Edition, 2017 ISBN-10: 1567938817 ISBN-13: 978-1567938814)