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:

 
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.
 
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).
 
Far away from benchmark - the value for a measure has not achieved 50% of the benchmark.
Measures That Achieved Benchmark or Better
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist 14.6 18.1 Achieved: 19% better
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years 74.2 63.4 Achieved: 17% better
Persons aged 13 to 15 years who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 64.8 61.3 Achieved: 6% better
Hospital patients with heart failure who were given complete written discharge instructions 89.7 87.9 Achieved: 2% better
Hospital patients age 50 and over with pneumonia discharged during October-February who received an influenza screening or vaccination 92.1 90.9 Achieved: 1% better
Home health care patients who get better at walking or moving around 54.4 53.8 Achieved: 1% better
Hospital patients age 65 and over with pneumonia who received a pneumococcal screening or vaccination 93.7 92.8 Achieved: 1% better
Hospital patients with pneumonia who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered 96.1 95.7 0%
Hospital patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB at discharge 94.9 95.1 0%
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic dose consistent with current recommendations 92.6 93.2 1%
Hospice patient caregivers who perceived patient was referred to hospice at the right time 89.6 90.5 1%
Hospice patients who received the right amount of medicine for pain 94.9 95.9 1%
Hospital patients with pneumonia who received the initial antibiotic dose within 6 hours of hospital arrival 95.6 96.7 1%
Hospice patients who received care consistent with their stated end-of-life wishes 94.6 96.5 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) 94.0 97.0 3%
Hospice patients who received the right amount of help for feelings of anxiety or sadness 90.2 93.6 4%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine 91.5 95.0 4%
Home health care patients who have less pain when moving around 66.0 68.7 4%
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 3 or more doses human papillomavirus vaccine, either quadrivalent or bivalent 28.6 29.8 4%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine 90.4 94.2 4%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine 93.3 97.7 4%
Family caregivers who did not want more information about what to expect while the patient was dying 84.7 88.7 5%
Hospital patients with heart attack who received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes of arrival 91.1 95.8 5%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine 91.8 96.8 5%
Long-stay nursing home residents who received an influenza vaccination during the flu season 90.0 94.9 5%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received 2 or more hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year 72.8 76.9 5%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine 90.4 95.6 5%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine 84.4 89.3 5%
Patients with colon cancer who received recommended treatment: resected colon specimen had at least 12 regional lymph nodes pathologically examined 83.9 89.5 6%
Short-stay nursing home residents given an influenza vaccination during the flu season 84.6 90.4 6%
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination 87.4 94.0 7%
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years 82.8 89.8 8%
Home health care patients who have less shortness of breath 62.3 67.6 8%
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination 82.0 89.1 8%
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care ended 69.0 75.3 8%
Home health care patients who get better at bathing 64.0 70.0 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 get better at taking their medication correctly 46.2 51.6 10%
Children with special healthcare needs and needed care coordination who received effective care coordination 56.0 62.9 11%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), age 18 and over 54.1 48.3 12%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with coronary artery bypass graft, age 40 and over 22.2 19.8 12%
Home health care patients who get better at getting in and out of bed 53.6 61.5 13%
Children with special healthcare needs who received coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care within a medical home 43.0 49.6 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 80.9 93.7 14%
Long-stay nursing home residents who lost too much weight 7.74 6.68 16%
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days, age 18 and over 2.18 1.88 16%
Home health care patients who have less urinary incontinence 48.0 57.3 16%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 60.1 72.5 17%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months 63.6 77.1 18%
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years 72.4 87.9 18%
Low-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores 1.80 1.52 19%
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, adults 275.2 231.6 19%
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital 11.5 9.62 20%
Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population per year 22.0 18.3 20%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received an influenza vaccination in the calendar year 56.3 71.2 21%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 15.4 12.7 21%
All cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 173.2 142.6 21%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with pneumonia, age 18 and over 30.7 25.1 22%
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 16.0 13.0 23%
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 13.7 11.1 23%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year 64.7 84.7 24%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance 22.2 17.9 24%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight less than 1,500 grams 240.9 192.2 25%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries 143.7 114.3 26%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with congestive heart failure (CHF), age 18 and over 25.4 20.0 27%
Persons aged 13 to 17 years who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 53.6 74.3 28%
Home health care patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care 21.3 16.6 28%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, age 40 and over 12.8 9.95 29%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year 58.7 82.8 29%
Admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age 18 and over 1.33 1.02 30%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months 34.6 49.4 30%
Low-risk long-stay nursing home residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 51.8 39.8 30%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move about in and around their room got worse 15.5 11.9 31%
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year 22.3 16.9 32%
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital 26.7 20.1 33%
Short-stay nursing home residents who had moderate to severe pain 19.6 14.5 35%
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, children 298.0 220.1 35%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all birth weights 6.80 5.00 36%
Dialysis patients under age 70 who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 17.0 26.8 37%
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course 46.7 73.9 37%
Avoidable admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population age 18 and over 325.4 234.9 39%
Rate of active non-Federal general obstetrics gynecologist per 100,000 population 12.2 19.9 39%
New end stage renal disease patients who initiated hemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula 15.8 26.7 41%
Rate of U.S. active non-Federal general and specialist physicians and surgeons per 100,000 population 294.0 498.8 41%
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection 8.67 6.14 41%
Birth trauma - injury to newborn per 1,000 live births 2.19 1.55 41%
Short-stay nursing home residents with pressure sores 17.0 12.0 42%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 21.0 37.0 43%
Admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population, age 65 and over 45.0 31.3 44%
High-risk long-stay nursing home residents who have pressure sores 10.4 7.14 46%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, age 18 and over 48.6 33.1 47%
Rate of active non-Federal general family medicine physicians per 100,000 population 26.5 50.1 47%
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 48.4 32.9 47%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weights 1,500-2,499 grams 14.6 9.88 48%
Rate of active non-Federal general pediatricians per 100,000 population 18.4 35.8 49%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay nursing home residents with delirium 2.08 1.38 51%
Low-risk long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 6.04 3.94 53%
Rate of active non-Federal general internal medicine physicians per 100,000 population 36.0 77.0 53%
Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure 16.8 37.5 55%
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication with doctors in the hospital 5.18 3.28 58%
Long-stay nursing home residents who are more depressed or anxious 14.7 9.30 58%
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population 14.2 8.90 60%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions 638.1 398.6 60%
Admissions with diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, ages 6-17 27.5 17.0 62%
Admissions with diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 64.4 38.5 67%
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults 15.3 9.00 70%
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication with nurses in the hospital 5.34 3.08 73%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low-mortality, age 18 and over or obstetric admissions 0.46 0.26 75%
Long-stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain 6.10 3.37 81%
Admissions with diabetes with long-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 114.5 61.8 85%
Admissions for congestive heart failure (CHF)a per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 369.7 195.4 89%
Avoidable admissions for angina per 100,000 population age 18 and over 21.7 11.2 94%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions 795.4 409.5 94%
Long-stay nursing home residents who were physically restrained 2.65 1.35 97%
Avoidable admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease per 100,000 population age 18 and over 227.2 105.1 116%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, age 65 and over 239.4 107.4 123%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 130.7 55.3 136%
Long-stay nursing home residents who spend most of their time in bed or in a chair 3.90 1.43 172%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, ages 2-17 145.3 49.9 191%
New AIDS cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 13.5 3.97 240%
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population 3.00 0.85 253%
Avoidable admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population age 18 and over 61.4 16.1 281%
Admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over 22.0 4.55 384%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight 2,500 grams or more 14.6 1.52 861%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
End stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy, age 18 and over 28.3
End stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy, all ages 28.4
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
Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy 55.4
Adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years 14.7
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
Adults who did not receive a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years 22.5
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within past 2 years 91.2
Children ages 2 -17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year 50.9
Children ages 2-17 with untreated dental caries 11.9
Children ages 5-11 with untreated dental caries 20.3
Children ages 13-17 with untreated dental caries 11.4
Children ages 3-6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider 64.2
Children for whom a health provider gave advice within past 2 years about how smoking in the house can be bad for a child 37.9
Children 0-40 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within past 2 years about using a child safety seat while riding in the car 59.2
Children 41-80 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within past 2 years about using a booster seat when riding in the car 33.8
Children over 80 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within past 2 years about using lap or shoulder belts when driving or riding in a car 28.5
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within past 2 years about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle 31.9
Children ages 10-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months 70.6
Children ages 0-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months 79.9
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
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months 68.2
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 1,000 population with diabetes 3.30
Adjusted incident rates of end stage renal disease (ESRD) due to diabetes per million population 154.1
Adult patients with HIV who had two or more outpatient visits during the year 88.9
Adult patients with HIV who received two or more CD4 tests during the year 82.8
Adult patients with HIV who had received highly active antiretroviral therapy 93.0
Adult patients with HIV and at least two CD4 cell counts of 200 or less who received Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis during the year 93.3
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 88.3
Adult HIV patients with viral load less than 400 for first test in the year 68.5
Women who completed a pregnancy in the last 12 months who received early and adequate prenatal care 71.7
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 1,500 g) 1.50
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 g) 8.20
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births 15.1
Adult surgery patients with postoperative catheter-associated urinary tract infection 3.59
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 4.90
Demographic characteristics of patients using Federally Funded Health Centers 100.0
Percent of hospital discharges where expected payer is Medicaid or uninsured 27.2
Percent of hospital charges where expected payer is Medicaid or uninsured 21.3
People under age 65 with health insurance 81.8
People under age 65 with public health insurance only 15.9
People with current asthma who were taking a prescribed daily medication to control their asthma in the past 12 months 42.1
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler) 25.1
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 2.76
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
Adult surgery patients with postoperative pneumonia events 2.32
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly 7.60
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly 4.10
People under age 65 with any private health insurance 61.7
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance 53.1
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year 15.5
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year 26.9
Persons with current asthma who receive written asthma management plans from their healthcare provider 33.4
Adult surgery patients with postoperative venous thromboembolic events 0.41
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation per 1,000 surgical admissions, age 18 and over 2.81
Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical admissions, age 18 and over 14.1
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 7.20
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year 19.5
People under age 65 whose family's out-of-pocket health insurance premiums and medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income 17.4
Adult current smokers with a checkup in the past year who received advice in last 12 months to quit smoking 67.6
Adults with obesity age 20 and over who were told by a doctor they were overweight 34.8
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age 18 and over 9.81
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 4.20
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 12.8
People under age 65 with private insurance whose family's out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income 4.40
People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care 21.1
Overweight children and teens ages 2-19 who were told by a doctor or health professional that they were overweight 44.6
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional to exercise more 59.1
Adults with obesity who did not spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least three times a week 51.7
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age less than 18 years 17.9
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age 18 and over 1.81
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 6.40
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 12.3
People with a specific source of ongoing care 85.5
People with a usual primary care provider 75.9
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within past 2 years about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should have 34.7
Postoperative hip fracture per 1,000 surgical admissions who were not susceptible to falling, age 18 and over 0.22
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 4.90
Children ages 12-17 with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months 37.8
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
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods 51.3
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within past 2 years about eating healthy 49.5
Adverse events in adult patients receiving hip joint replacement due to degenerative conditions with adverse events 5.06
Adverse events in adult patients receiving hip joint replacement due to fracture 13.6
Adverse events in adult patients receiving hip joint replacement due to fracture or degenerative conditions 7.80
Adverse events in adult patients receiving knee replacement 4.92
Adults with limited English proficiency and a usual source of care 50.0
Adults age 18 and over who needed a translator during last doctor visit 3.70
Adults with limited English proficiency and usual source of care (USC) who had assistance 89.3
People with a usual source of care whose healthcare providers sometimes or never asked for persons help to make treatment decisions 15.4
Adults treated for a major depressive episode who received no help from the treatment 14.5
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 19.1
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
Bloodstream infection in adult patients receiving central venous catheter placement 1.11
Mechanical adverse events in adult patients receiving central venous catheter placement 3.28
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age 18 and over 3.82
People with a usual source of care for whom healthcare providers explained and provided all treatment options 94.5
Female Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement 71.1
Admissions with accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, ages 0-17 0.74
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
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
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions 116.2
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors 79.3
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 69.1
Hospital discharges with hospital acquired pressure ulcers 5.18
Adverse drug event with warfarin in adult hospital patients who received an anticoagulant 5.49
Adverse drug event with IV heparin in adult hospital patients who received an anticoagulant 12.0
Hospital electronically exchanges medication history with ambulatory providers outside system 32.1
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (11 medications) 2.00
Adverse drug event with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and factor Xa in adult hospital patients who received an anticoagulant 4.80
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
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 15.3
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (33 medications) 13.4
Emergency department visit per 100,000 population 3681.0
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
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to dental conditions 307.0
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, adults 532.0
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, children ages 2-17 965.7
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 14.7
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 4.50
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department encounters for congestive heart failure 370.6
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
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
Patients with tuberculosis who completed a curative course of treatment within 1 year of initiation of treatment 84.7
Hospital patients with heart attack who received fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival 58.4
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 8.60
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
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for recording patient demographic information 74.5
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for providing clinical notes 57.1
Distribution of levels I and II trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries 60.4
Distribution of level III trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries 7.80
Adults who received prescription medications for mental health treatment in the last 12 months 11.7
Adults who received inpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months 0.80
People age 12 and over who received any treatment for illicit drug or alcohol abuse in the last 12 months 1.60
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care 19.8
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care 87.9
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons 69.2
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care 4.90
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care 6.50
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines 3.50
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours at nights or on weekends 43.1
People with difficulty contacting their usual source of care during regular business hours over the telephone about a health problem 14.6
Children who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist 14.7
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 8.60
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 4.60
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year 73.3
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year 61.5
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year 42.2
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year 13.5
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year 6.80
Physician office and hospital outpatient department visits per 100 population 361.2
Emergency department visits per 100 population. 40.4
Hospitalizations per 1,000 population. 11.3
Adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months 13.8
Adults who received outpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months 6.60