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AHRQ Highlights NHQDR

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is highlighting findings in its National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (NHQDR).  Findings included in AHRQ’s 2022 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (NHQDR), which provides an annual portrait of health care in the United States, is the subject of a new blog post by agency Director Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D., M.H.S.A.  This year’s NHQDR highlights important advances in health care, such as declines in mortality from HIV/AIDS and breast cancer.  But it also identifies troubling trends, including a national decline in life expectancy—a trend most notable among minorities—as well as shortages of health care workers and the high number of rural hospital closures.  This year’s NHQDR also provides a deep dive into data on four special emphasis topics that are priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration: maternal health, child and adolescent mental health, substance abuse disorders, and oral health.  Access the blog post.