National Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQR quality measures are compared to achievable benchmarks, which are derived from the top-performing States. Better performance of a State can mean higher or lower values of a measure, depending on the desired outcome. For example, low values are desirable for measures such as infant mortality, whereas high values are desirable for measures such as preventative screening. The categories of achievement have been standardized across the measure definitions so that:

 
Far away from benchmark - the value for a measure has not achieved 50% of the benchmark.
 
Close to benchmark - the value for a measure is between 50% and 90% of a benchmark (i.e., worse than the benchmark but has achieved at least half of the benchmark but not as much as 90% of a benchmark).
 
Achieved benchmark or better - the the value for a measure is no worse than 90% of the benchmark value, the measure has achieved the benchmark. This category also includes the case in which the measure’s value is equal to or better than the benchmark.
Measures That Achieved Benchmark or Better
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population, age 65 and over 12.9 31.3 Achieved: 59% better
Adolescents ages 16-17 years who received 1 or more doses of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) booster 74.8 47.8 Achieved: 56% better
Adolescents ages 13-15 years who received 1 or more doses of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) booster 80.5 63.4 Achieved: 27% better
Persons ages 13 to 15 years who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 71.5 61.3 Achieved: 17% better
Persons ages 16 to 17 years who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 69.0 59.9 Achieved: 15% better
Hospital patients with heart failure who were given complete written discharge instructions 92.0 87.9 Achieved: 5% better
Hospital patients age 50 and over with pneumonia discharged during October-February who received an influenza screening or vaccination 94.1 90.9 Achieved: 4% better
Hospital patients age 65 and over with pneumonia who received a pneumococcal screening or vaccination 95.4 92.8 Achieved: 3% better
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic dose consistent with current recommendations 94.6 93.2 Achieved: 2% better
Hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered 96.8 95.7 Achieved: 1% better
Hospital patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker at discharge 96.0 95.1 Achieved: 1% better
Adolescent females ages 13-15 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine 30.0 29.8 Achieved: 1% better
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received 2 or more hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year 77.4 76.9 Achieved: 1% better
Hospice patient caregivers who perceived patient was referred to hospice at the right time 89.9 90.5 1%
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic dose within 6 hours of hospital arrival 96.1 96.7 1%
Hospice patients who received the right amount of medicine for pain 94.9 95.9 1%
Hospice patients who received care consistent with their stated end-of-life wishes 94.8 96.5 2%
Hospital patients with heart attack who received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes of arrival 93.7 95.8 2%
Women with clinical Stage I-IIb breast cancer who received axillary node dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) at the time of surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy) 94.5 97.1 3%
Hospice patients who received the right amount of help for feelings of anxiety or sadness 90.6 93.6 3%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine 91.6 95.0 4%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine 90.8 94.2 4%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with coronary artery bypass graft, age 40 and over 20.5 19.8 4%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine 93.9 97.7 4%
Family caregivers who did not want more information about what to expect while the patient was dying 85.0 88.7 4%
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination 93.3 97.6 4%
Surgical resection of colon cancer that includes at least 12 lymph nodes 85.2 89.4 5%
Long-stay nursing home residents who received an influenza vaccination during the flu season 89.5 93.9 5%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine 84.6 89.3 5%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine 91.1 96.8 6%
Home health care patients who have less pain when moving around 66.6 71.1 6%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), age 18 and over 51.4 48.3 6%
Home health care patients who get better at bathing 65.2 69.8 7%
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination 84.7 90.8 7%
Short-stay nursing home residents who received an influenza vaccination during the flu season 83.3 89.4 7%
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years 82.8 89.8 8%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with pneumonia, age 18 and over 27.2 25.1 8%
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved 88.0 80.9 9%
Home health care patients who get better at walking or moving around 57.0 62.5 9%
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital 10.5 9.62 9%
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years 74.6 82.6 10%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care ended 69.3 77.0 10%
Rate of U.S. active non-Federal general physician assistants per 100,000 population 42.7 47.6 10%
Home health care patients who have less shortness of breath 63.0 70.7 11%
Children with special healthcare needs and needed care coordination who received effective care coordination 56.0 62.9 11%
Home health care patients who get better at getting in and out of bed 54.5 61.7 12%
Home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly 47.3 53.5 12%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with congestive heart failure (CHF), age 18 and over 22.4 20.0 12%
Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population per year 21.9 19.5 13%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received an influenza vaccination in the calendar year 62.0 71.2 13%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months 67.1 77.1 13%
Children with special healthcare needs who received coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care within a medical home 43.0 49.6 13%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 62.7 72.5 13%
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis 81.9 95.0 14%
Women who completed a pregnancy in the last 12 months who received early and adequate prenatal care 72.9 85.8 15%
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 12.9 11.1 16%
Home health care patients who have less urinary incontinence 46.9 56.2 17%
Admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age 18 and over 1.23 1.05 17%
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years 72.4 87.9 18%
Hospital electronically exchanges medication history with hospitals in system 72.0 87.5 18%
All cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 172.8 145.7 19%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year 68.6 84.7 19%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, age 18 and over 39.5 33.1 19%
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 15.9 13.3 20%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight less than 1,500 grams 231.2 192.2 20%
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months 20.5 26.0 21%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, age 40 and over 12.1 9.95 22%
Hospitals with computerized system that supports drug decision support 62.0 79.3 22%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months 38.5 49.4 22%
Long-stay nursing home residents who lost too much weight 9.10 7.38 23%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries 141.4 114.3 24%
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, adults 287.0 231.6 24%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year 62.6 82.8 24%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 18.3 14.6 26%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without hospitalization 3.60 2.86 26%
Avoidable admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population age 18 and over 295.8 234.9 26%
Hospitals with computerized system that supports medication lists 43.5 59.1 26%
Short-stay nursing home residents who had moderate to severe pain 23.6 18.6 27%
Adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months 13.6 18.6 27%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance 22.8 17.9 28%
Persons aged 13 to 17 years who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 53.6 74.3 28%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all birth weights 6.40 5.00 28%
Birth trauma - injury to neonate per 1,000 selected live births 2.00 1.55 29%
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year 22.1 16.9 31%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 25.3 37.0 32%
People age 12 and over who received any treatment for illicit drug or alcohol abuse in the last 12 months 1.50 1.14 32%
Adults who received outpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months 6.70 5.08 32%
Low-risk long-stay nursing home residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 41.2 31.2 32%
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection 8.10 6.10 33%
Dialysis patients under age 70 who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation within a year of initiation 17.4 26.8 35%
Hospitals with computerized system that supports pharmaceutical bar coding 45.9 70.7 35%
Hospitals with computerized system that supports computerized physician order entry (CPOE) of medications 48.3 74.4 35%
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for an alcohol problem and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months 8.50 13.2 36%
Adults who received prescription medications for mental health treatment in the last 12 months 11.5 8.44 36%
Birth trauma - injury to newborn per 1,000 live births 2.12 1.55 37%
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, children 302.4 220.1 37%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weights 1,500-2,499 grams 13.8 9.88 40%
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course 44.1 73.9 40%
New end stage renal disease patients who initiated hemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula 15.8 26.7 41%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions 563.0 398.6 41%
Home health care patients who needed urgent, unplanned medical care 21.5 15.2 42%
End stage renal disease (ESRD) patients age 18 and over who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy 29.3 50.7 42%
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 47.6 33.2 43%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight 2,500 grams or more 2.20 1.52 45%
Short-stay nursing home residents with pressure sores 1.80 1.24 45%
Hospitals with fully implemented electronic medical record system 29.6 57.9 49%
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital 26.5 17.7 50%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized 17.9 11.9 50%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low-mortality, age 18 and over or obstetric admissions 0.40 0.26 52%
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication with doctors in the hospital 5.01 3.28 53%
Long-stay nursing home residents with pressure sores 8.60 5.48 57%
High-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores 8.60 5.48 57%
Low-risk long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 5.10 3.24 57%
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication with nurses in the hospital 4.91 3.08 60%
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population 14.6 8.96 63%
Rate of U.S. active non-Federal general nurse practitioners per 100,000 population 31.2 88.1 65%
Avoidable admissions for angina per 100,000 population age 18 and over 18.6 11.2 66%
Adults who received inpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months 0.80 0.48 67%
Admissions with diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, ages 6-17 28.8 17.0 69%
Admissions for congestive heart failure (CHF)a per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 332.3 195.4 70%
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults 15.4 9.00 71%
Long-stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain 12.3 7.10 73%
Admissions with diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 69.1 38.5 79%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions 750.4 409.5 83%
Admissions with diabetes with long-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 116.2 61.8 88%
Avoidable admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease per 100,000 population age 18 and over 212.7 105.1 102%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, age 65 and over 221.7 107.4 106%
Adjusted incident rates of end stage renal disease (ESRD) due to diabetes per million population 151.7 71.0 114%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 119.3 55.3 116%
Long-stay nursing home residents who are more depressed or anxious 8.10 3.66 121%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, ages 2-17 129.7 49.9 160%
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population 2.60 0.90 189%
Long-stay nursing home residents who were physically restrained 2.40 0.68 253%
Avoidable admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population age 18 and over 61.8 16.1 283%
New AIDS cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 11.5 2.80 311%
Admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 19.2 4.55 322%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Children ages 0-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months 80.3
Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy 55.4
Persons with current asthma who were advised to change things to reduce exposure to irritants 50.8
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about eating healthy 55.7
Persons with current asthma who received education about appropriate response to an asthma episode 64.8
Adult current smokers with a checkup in the past year who received advice in last 12 months to quit smoking 65.7
Central line-associated bloodstream infection per 1,000 central line-days for level III neonatal intensive care units 1.60
All hospital-acquired conditions per 1,000 hospital admission 144.9
All hospital-acquired conditions per 1,000 hospital admission 100.0
Adult surgery patients with postoperative pneumonia events 2.09
Adult surgery patients with postoperative venous thromboembolic events 0.36
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation per 1,000 surgical admissions, age 18 and over 2.64
Children ages 13-17 with untreated dental caries 11.4
Children ages 3-6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider 69.1
Children ages 2-19 who visited emergency department for asthma 93.9
Children ages 2-9 who visited emergency department for asthma 127.7
Children ages 10-19 who visited emergency department for asthma 67.1
Children for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about how smoking in the house can be bad for a child 38.6
Adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the last 2 years 14.7
Adults with obesity age 20 and over who were told by a doctor they were overweight 34.8
Overweight children and teens ages 2-19 who were told by a doctor or health professional that they were overweight 44.6
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move about in and around their room got worse 15.5
Long-stay nursing home residents who spend most of their time in bed or in a chair 3.90
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional to exercise more 58.4
Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical admissions, age 18 and over 9.30
Adult patients with HIV who had two or more outpatient visits during the year 89.5
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment 68.1
Children ages 12-17 with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment 38.4
Adults treated for a major depressive episode who received a little help from the treatment 49.5
Adults treated for a major depressive episode who received a lot or a great deal of help from the treatment 36.0
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age 18 and over 10.3
Children 0-40 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a child safety seat while riding in the car 61.7
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 1,000 population with diabetes 3.30
Children 41-80 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a booster seat when riding in the car 37.8
Adults with obesity who did not spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least three times a week 48.8
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, under age 18 17.9
Adults age 40 and over with diabetes whose condition was diagnosed 77.9
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes with HbA1c level less than 7.0% (optimal control) 52.1
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes with total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL 66.8
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes with blood pressure less than 140/80 mm Hg 64.9
Children over 80 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using lap or shoulder belts when driving or riding in a car 31.2
Patients with tuberculosis who completed a curative course of treatment within 1 year of initiation of treatment 86.1
Persons with current asthma who received written asthma management plans from their healthcare provider 33.4
Persons with current asthma who received instructions on use of prescribed asthma inhalers 95.9
Adult surgery patients with postoperative catheter-associated urinary tract infection 3.12
Admissions with central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges of length 2 or more days, age 18 and over or obstetric admissions 1.79
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should have 39.7
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods 51.4
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within the past 2 years 92.6
Children ages 2 -17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year 50.6
Hospital admissions for uncontrolled diabetes per 100,000 population age 18 and over, WPDM_IHS data 18.3
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, WPDM_IHS data 54.1
Children ages 2-17 with untreated dental caries 11.9
Children ages 5-11 with untreated dental caries 20.3
People with current asthma who were taking a prescribed daily medication to control their asthma in the past 12 months 44.1
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler) 26.5
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle 34.4
Children ages 10-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months 70.6
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly 7.30
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly 3.00
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) for children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months 5.10
Overweight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received health care provider counseling weight reduction 42.1
Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms 72.1
Males age 75 and over who reported having a prostate-specific antigen test or a digital rectal exam within the last 12 months 74.2
Hospitals that have implemented select electronic capabilities including patient demographics, physician notes, nursing notes, problem list, medication list, discharge summaries, and advanced directives 18.4
Hospital electronically exchanges medication history with hospitals outside system 25.2
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for ordering prescriptions 79.5
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year 25.2
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year 21.8
People under age 65 whose family's health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income 17.5
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for sending prescriptions electronically to the pharmacy 73.3
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for providing warnings of drug interactions or contraindications 66.5
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year 13.0
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year 6.70
Physician office and hospital outpatient department visits per 100 population 361.2
Gain in functioning score between admission and discharge of rehabilitation facility patients 30.3
Total functional score of rehabilitation facility patients at admission 63.5
Total functional score of rehabilitation facility patients at discharge 93.8
People with difficulty contacting their usual source of care during regular business hours over the telephone about a health problem 13.4
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist 16.1
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age 18 and over 1.85
Adult patients with HIV who received two or more CD4 tests during the year 81.2
Adult patients with HIV and at least one CD4 cell count of 350 or less who received highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) during the year 94.6
Adult patients with HIV and at least two CD4 cell counts of 200 or less who received Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis during the year 93.6
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births 15.1
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say 6.40
Adults treated for a major depressive episode who received no help from the treatment 14.5
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for reminders 50.2
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for clinical decision support 44.8
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for recording patient demographic information 79.3
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for providing clinical notes 72.8
Distribution of NON-trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries 29.6
Distribution of levels I and II trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries 64.0
Distribution of level III trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries 6.40
Distribution of level III trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries 7.80
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high 92.9
Adults with hypertension with blood pressure less than 140/90 mm/Hg 45.9
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, adults 533.6
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, children ages 2-17 904.0
Emergency department visits per 100 population. 40.4
Hospitalizations per 1,000 population. 11.3
Adults who did not receive a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years 22.5
Children who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist 14.8
Adults who needed care, test, or treatment in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to get care, test, or treatment 8.70
Postoperative hip fracture per 1,000 surgical admissions who were not susceptible to falling, age 18 and over 0.12
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days, age 18 and over 1.97
Adult patients with HIV and at least two CD4 cell counts of 50 or less who received Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) prophylaxis during the year 91.4
Adult HIV patients with viral load less than 400 for first test in the year 73.0
The rate of Ryan-White HIV patients with at least one HIV care visit and at least one ambulatory visit date and prescribed HAART during the year during the year 79.7
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say 3.40
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them 11.2
Female Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement 71.1
Hospital patients with heart attack who received fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival 57.9
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them 7.70
Percent of hospital discharges where expected payer is Medicaid or uninsured 25.0
Percent of hospital charges where expected payer is Medicaid or uninsured 20.0
People under age 65 with health insurance 82.8
People under age 65 with public health insurance only 37.9
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department encounters for congestive heart failure 359.4
Low-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores 1.80
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, WPDM-IHS data 321.0
Children who needed care, test, or treatment in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to get care, test, or treatment 4.40
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year 73.1
Adverse events in adult patients receiving hip joint replacement due to degenerative conditions with adverse events 4.60
Adverse events in adult patients receiving hip joint replacement due to fracture 15.0
Adverse events in adult patients receiving hip joint replacement due to fracture or degenerative conditions 7.67
Adverse events in adult patients receiving knee replacement 4.75
The rate of Ryan-White HIV patients with at least one HIV care visit and at least 2 ambulatory visit dates at least 90 days apart during the year 75.7
The rate of Ryan-White HIV patients with at least one HIV care visit and most recent viral load 200 during the year 69.5
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them 5.50
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months 11.1
Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they had effective, evidence-based arthritis education 11.2
Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received health care provider counseling for physical activity or exercise 57.2
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them 4.00
People under age 65 with any private health insurance 61.8
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance 52.5
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, California 13.0
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year 14.5
Patients under age 70 with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure 16.3
Short-stay nursing home residents with delirium 2.08
Doctor's office, emergency department, and outpatient department visits where antibiotics were prescribed for a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population 122.6
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year 61.3
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year 41.1
Bloodstream infection in adult patients receiving central venous catheter placement 1.30
Mechanical adverse events in adult patients receiving central venous catheter placement 3.96
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age 18 and over 3.61
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 1,500 g) 1.40
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams) 8.10
Adolescent females ages 16-17 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine 42.1
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons 58.1
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care due to financial or insurance reasons 79.7
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons 68.6
Admissions with accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age less than 18 years 0.73
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (11 medications) 2.00
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (33 medications) 13.9
Adults with limited English proficiency who did not have a usual source of care (USC) 45.5
Adults with limited English proficiency who had a usual source of care (USC) but no language assistance 3.90
Adults age 18 and over who needed a translator during last doctor visit 4.00
Adults with limited English proficiency and a usual source of care 55.0
Adults with limited English proficiency who had a usual source of care (USC) and language assistance 50.4
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors 82.8
People under age 65 with private insurance whose family's out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income 4.30
People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care 19.9
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons 68.7
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions 116.5
Adults who made an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment as soon as wanted 15.0
Adults with limited English proficiency and usual source of care (USC) who had assistance 92.7
People with a usual source of care whose healthcare providers sometimes or never asked for persons help to make treatment decisions 13.2
Hospital electronically exchanges medication history with ambulatory providers inside system 62.8
Hospital electronically exchanges medication history with ambulatory providers outside system 31.8
Emergency department visit per 100,000 population 3707.0
People with a specific source of ongoing care 86.8
People with a usual primary care provider 77.3
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care 4.50
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care 5.90
Hospital discharges with hospital-acquired pressure ulcers 5.18
Adverse drug event with warfarin in adult hospital patients who received an anticoagulant 6.12
Children who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment as soon as wanted 5.50
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted 14.4
People with a usual source of care for whom healthcare providers explained and provided all treatment options 95.8
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to mental health only per 100,000 population 1196.7
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to substance abuse only, per 100,000 population 510.2
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to co-occurring of mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, per 100,000 population 31.8
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to mental health, alcohol, or substance abuse, per 100,000 population 1738.7
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines 3.40
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care 21.7
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care 87.8
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours at nights or on weekends 41.5
Adverse drug event with IV heparin in adult hospital patients who received an anticoagulant 11.4
Adverse drug event with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and factor Xa in adult hospital patients who received an anticoagulant 4.79
Adverse drug event with a hypoglycemic agent in adult hospital patients who received a hypoglycemic agent 10.2
Ambulatory medical care visits due to adverse effects of medical care per 1,000 persons 33.2
Children who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted 3.80
Emergency department visits triaged as immediate or emergent at which patients waited to see a physician for one hour or more per 10,000 population 21.5
Emergency department visits triaged as urgent at which patients waited to see a physician for one hour or more per 10,000 population 31.0
Emergency department visits where the patient was transferred or admitted to the hospital and length of visit was six hours or more per 10,000 population 29.9