The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has published a report on The State of Health Care.
The NCQA is devoted to measuring quality in order to improve health care. The 162 page report is chock full of information. Some of the highlights include:
- The report found no significant link between amount of health plan spending and the quality of care delivered (at least the measurable quality of care). The health plans that spend the most don’t always deliver the best quality.
- Vaccination rates have dropped for kids in private plans, while rates continue to rise for Medicaid children.
The decrease in childhood immunization rates is scary. I guess people are forgetting how horrible these preventable childhood illnesses can be. To read more about some of the key findings, click here.