What are UDS measures?
UDS stands for Uniform Data System and is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Program. It is “a core set of information appropriate for reviewing the operation and performance of health centers”. UDS tracks a variety of information, including patient demographics, services provided, staffing, clinical indicators, utilization rates, costs, and revenues. UDS data are collected at the grantee, state, and national levels. It is a reporting requirement of grantees in the HRSA primary care programs including, Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, Public Housing Primary Care.
UDS has two components; the Universal Reports component, which is completed by all grantees and includes all tables and measures, and the Grants Reports, which is completed by only a subset of grantees who have multiple grants and only includes selected tables. The UDS Reports consist of the following 11 tables and groups of measures:
2010 UDS Reporting Manual – Health Resources and Services Administration
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