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AHRQ: Good news, bad news on gender discrepancies
Although there are signs of improvement in some conditions, differences in the quality of health care provided to men and women continue to persist, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHQ).
The good news is that:
However, there is bad news:
These data were derived from the "2006 National Healthcare Quality Report" and the "2006 National Healthcare Disparities Report," which measure the quality of health care across America in four areas — effectiveness of health care, patient safety, timeliness of care, and patient centeredness.