NationalResidents of Rural Areas Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQR quality measures specific to Residents of Rural Areas 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 Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adolescents females ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years Nonmetro 74.2 47.8 Achieved: 55% better
Adolescents females ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years Nonmetro 80.4 63.4 Achieved: 27% better
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for electronic clinical documentation including problem lists Rural 66.5 61.9 Achieved: 7% better
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for electronic clinical documentation including advanced directives Rural 71.2 70.3 Achieved: 1% better
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries Noncore 113.4 113.7 0%
Persons aged 16 to 17 years who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine Nonmetro 59.2 59.9 1%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for electronic clinical documentation including medication lists Rural 74.4 75.9 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) Micropolitan 94.9 97.0 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) Noncore 94.7 97.0 2%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for electronic clinical documentation including nursing notes Rural 72.6 74.9 3%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for electronic clinical documentation including physician notes Rural 44.4 46.2 4%
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined Noncore 85.0 89.3 5%
Adolescents females ages 13-15 who received 3 or more doses human papillomavirus vaccine Nonmetro 28.1 29.8 6%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for electronic clinical documentation including patient demographics Rural 89.5 95.9 7%
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined Micropolitan 83.0 89.3 7%
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Micropolitan (nonmetro) 82.8 89.8 8%
Hospitals with computerized system that supports medication lists Rural 54.1 59.1 8%
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, age 18 and over Micropolitan 12.8 11.8 8%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for results viewing including radiology reports Rural 85.5 94.1 9%
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis Micropolitan 86.4 95.2 9%
Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population per year Micropolitan 21.3 19.5 9%
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis Noncore 86.1 95.2 10%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Micropolitan (nonmetro) 65.5 72.5 10%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for results viewing including laboratory reports Rural 85.9 95.1 10%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight less than 1,500 grams Micropolitan (nonmetro) 212.0 192.2 10%
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Noncore (nonmetro) 80.5 89.8 10%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Micropolitan 18.8 17.0 10%
Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population per year Noncore 21.6 19.5 11%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Noncore (nonmetro) 64.4 72.5 11%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Micropolitan (nonmetro) 67.7 77.1 12%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for results viewing including radiology images Rural 81.6 93.2 12%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Noncore (nonmetro) 66.3 77.1 14%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for electronic clinical documentation including discharge summaries Rural 67.2 78.9 15%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received an influenza vaccination in the calendar year Noncore 60.0 71.2 16%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries Micropolitan 131.9 113.7 16%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for decision support including drug-drug interaction alerts Rural 75.3 90.0 16%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for decision support including drug allergy alerts Rural 75.7 91.2 17%
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Micropolitan (nonmetro) 72.9 87.9 17%
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults Noncore 13.8 11.8 17%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Noncore 20.0 17.0 17%
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Micropolitan (nonmetro) 68.2 82.6 17%
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Noncore (nonmetro) 67.0 82.6 19%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight less than 1,500 grams Noncore (non-metro) 229.8 192.2 20%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu shot in the calendar year Nonmetro 57.0 71.2 20%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Noncore (nonmetro) 39.0 49.4 21%
Hospitals with computerized system that supports computerized physician order entry (CPOE) of medications Rural 58.4 74.4 22%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for decision support including drug-lab interaction alerts Rural 64.1 82.4 22%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), age 40 and over Noncore 15.6 12.7 23%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received an influenza vaccination in the calendar year Micropolitan 55.0 71.2 23%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) Noncore 50.5 41.1 23%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for results viewing including diagnostic test results Rural 69.1 90.0 23%
All cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Micropolitan 180.0 145.7 24%
Hospitals with computerized system that supports pharmaceutical bar coding Rural 53.5 70.7 24%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for results viewing including consultant reports Rural 65.1 86.1 24%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Noncore (nonmetro) 27.9 37.0 25%
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Micropolitan 16.6 13.3 25%
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for alcohol problem who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months Noncore 9.90 13.2 25%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), age 18 and over Micropolitan 51.6 41.1 26%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for decision support including drug dosing support Rural 57.5 77.6 26%
Birth trauma - injury to newborn per 1,000 live births Micropolitan 1.60 1.27 26%
Cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year for all cancers Noncore 183.7 145.7 26%
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Noncore (nonmetro) 64.6 87.9 26%
Hospital electronically exchanges medication history with hospitals in system Rural 63.8 87.5 27%
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year Micropolitan 21.5 16.9 27%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for computerized provider order entry including nursing orders Rural 59.4 81.9 27%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Micropolitan (nonmetro) 26.4 37.0 29%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Micropolitan (nonmetro) 35.1 49.4 29%
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for alcohol problem who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months Nonmetro 9.40 13.2 29%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for computerized provider order entry including laboratory test Rural 58.7 82.9 29%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for computerized provider order entry including radiology tests Rural 58.7 82.9 29%
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for alcohol problem who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months Micropolitan 9.20 13.2 30%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for results viewing including diagnostic test images Rural 60.5 87.4 31%
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year Noncore 22.1 16.9 31%
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 Micropolitan 17.9 26.0 31%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for decision support including clinical reminders Rural 50.8 74.7 32%
Persons aged 13 to 15 years who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine Nonmetro 62.0 94.0 34%
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 Nonmetro 17.1 26.0 34%
Hospitals with fully implemented electronic medical record system Rural 38.0 57.9 34%
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Noncore 17.9 13.3 35%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, age 40 and over Micropolitan 17.2 12.7 35%
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days, age 18 and over Micropolitan 1.49 1.10 36%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all birth weights Micropolitan (nonmetro) 6.80 5.00 36%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for decision support including clinical guidelines Rural 45.7 71.6 36%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for results viewing Rural 51.4 82.4 38%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for computerized provider order entry including consultant requests Rural 49.4 79.7 38%
Hospitals with computerized system that allows for computerized provider order entry Rural 47.7 79.3 40%
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days, adults Noncore 1.55 1.10 41%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with pneumonia, age 18 and over Micropolitan 27.1 19.1 42%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with congestive heart failure (CHF), age 18 and over Micropolitan 22.5 15.7 43%
Adolescent aged 13-15 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Nonmetro 15.3 27.2 44%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, all birth weights Noncore (non-metro) 7.20 5.00 44%
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population Noncore 1.30 0.90 44%
Adolescent ages 16-17 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Nonmetro 20.9 37.7 45%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with coronary artery bypass surgery, age 40 and over Noncore 21.0 13.7 53%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure Noncore 24.7 15.7 57%
Birth trauma - injury to neonate per 1,000 selected live births Noncore 2.00 1.27 57%
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Micropolitan 52.9 33.2 59%
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Noncore 54.6 33.2 64%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with pneumonia Noncore 31.6 19.1 66%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with coronary artery bypass graft, age 40 and over Micropolitan 22.9 13.7 67%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weights 1,500-2,499 grams Micropolitan (nonmetro) 16.8 9.88 70%
Admissions with diabetes with long-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 100.2 58.3 72%
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults Noncore 77.9 44.7 74%
Hospital admissions for long-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults Noncore 101.9 58.3 75%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weights 1,500-2,499 grams Noncore (non-metro) 17.3 9.88 75%
Admissions with diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, ages 6-17 Micropolitan 28.6 16.2 77%
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population Micropolitan 1.60 0.90 78%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 719.7 401.3 79%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions per 100,000 population, age 6-17 Micropolitan 94.1 51.5 83%
Admissions with diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 81.9 44.7 83%
Admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 390.8 211.9 84%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 986.8 531.9 86%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight 2,500 grams or more Micropolitan (nonmetro) 2.90 1.52 91%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight 2,500 grams or more Noncore (non-metro) 2.90 1.52 91%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, age 18 to 39 Micropolitan 44.3 23.1 92%
Admissions for congestive heart failure (CHF) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 348.9 181.7 92%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Noncore 1074.5 531.9 102%
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population Micropolitan 18.5 8.96 106%
Hospital admissions for congestive heart failure per 100,000 population Noncore 375.5 181.7 107%
People who needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost in the past 12 months Non-MSA 15.8 7.34 115%
Admissions with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma per 100,000 population, age 40 and over Micropolitan 556.0 254.6 118%
Admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population, age 65 and over Micropolitan 57.5 26.3 118%
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, age 18 to 39 Noncore 50.9 23.1 120%
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 1,000 population age 18 and over with diabetes, HCUP data Micropolitan 17.2 7.71 123%
Admissions for angina without cardiac procedure per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 18.4 8.15 125%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Noncore 904.6 401.3 125%
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population Noncore 20.2 8.96 125%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions per 100,000 population, age 6-17 Noncore 116.9 51.5 127%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, ages 2-17 Micropolitan 97.3 42.7 128%
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 1,000 population age 18 and over with diabetes, HCUP data Noncore 17.6 7.71 129%
Avoidable admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population age 18 and over Noncore 495.9 211.9 134%
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, ages 6-17 Noncore 38.5 16.2 138%
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, ages 2-17 Noncore 105.8 42.7 148%
Avoidable admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma per 100,000 population age 40 and over Noncore 646.8 254.6 154%
Avoidable admissions for angina per 100,000 population age 18 and over Noncore 20.8 8.15 155%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions per 100,000 population, age 6-17 Micropolitan 61.8 23.0 169%
Hospital admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population age 65 and over Noncore 71.8 26.3 173%
Hospital admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, adults Noncore 0.86 0.31 173%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions per 100,000 population, age 6-17 Noncore 69.0 23.0 200%
Admissions with hypertension per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 53.7 17.6 204%
Avoidable admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population age 18 and over Noncore 54.0 17.6 206%
Admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 1.00 0.31 217%
Admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 18.3 4.35 320%
Hospital admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, adults, HCUP data Noncore 20.8 4.35 377%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
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 Nonmetro 13.6
Percent of hospital discharges where expected payer is Medicaid or uninsured Nonmetro 25.6
Percent of hospital charges where expected payer is Medicaid or uninsured Nonmetro 20.2
People under age 65 with health insurance Micropolitan (nonmetro) 81.8
People under age 65 with health insurance Noncore (nonmetro) 79.2
People under age 65 with public health insurance only Micropolitan (nonmetro) 43.4
People under age 65 with public health insurance only Noncore (nonmetro) 45.7
People under age 65 with any private health insurance Micropolitan (nonmetro) 56.2
People under age 65 with any private health insurance Noncore (nonmetro) 53.9
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance Micropolitan (nonmetro) 56.6
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance Noncore (nonmetro) 50.2
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year Nonmetro 16.5
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, United States Micropolitan 15.6
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, United States Noncore 18.4
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year Nonmetro 28.1
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year Micropolitan 27.1
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year Noncore 30.2
People with a specific source of ongoing care Micropolitan (nonmetro) 87.6
People with a specific source of ongoing care Noncore (nonmetro) 88.5
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care Micropolitan (nonmetro) 27.5
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care Noncore (nonmetro) 35.7
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care Micropolitan (nonmetro) 92.2
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care Noncore (nonmetro) 92.1
Children who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist Nonmetro 14.8
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (11 medications) Nonmetro 2.70
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (11 medications) Micropolitan 3.40
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescription from 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate Nonmetro 14.1
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (33 medications) Micropolitan 14.2
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (33 medications) Noncore 13.6
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 Nonmetro 3.20
Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 7.23
Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical hospital discharges, adults Noncore 7.30
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 Micropolitan 0.82
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 Noncore 0.71
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation per 1,000 surgical admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 2.43
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation per 1,000 surgical hospital discharges, adults Noncore 2.76
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 Nonmetro 5.70
Children who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted Micropolitan 5.70
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 Nonmetro 6.70
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 Noncore 7.70
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 Nonmetro 12.4
Emergency department visits triaged as urgent at which patients waited to see a physician for one hour or more per 10,000 population Nonmetro 19.9
Rate of emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis of mental health ONLY, per 100,000 population Micropolitan 1339.0
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to mental health only per 100,000 population Noncore 1164.0
Rate of emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis of substance abuse ONLY, per 100,000 population Micropolitan 419.4
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to substance abuse only, per 100,000 population Noncore 384.7
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births Micropolitan 16.0
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births Noncore 13.0
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Nonmetro 74.3
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Micropolitan 70.6
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Noncore 79.8
Hospital electronically exchanges medication history with ambulatory providers inside system Rural 66.8
Hospital electronically exchanges medication history with ambulatory providers outside system Rural 33.3
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 Nonmetro 4.50
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully Micropolitan 4.80
Hospital electronically exchanges medication history with hospitals outside system Rural 28.5
All emergency department visits per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over Micropolitan 4578.8
Emergency department visit per 100,000 population Noncore 4853.3
Rate of emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis of mental health, alcohol, or substance abuse, per 100,000 population Micropolitan 1792.3
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to mental health, alcohol, or substance abuse, per 100,000 population Noncore 1577.4
Rate of emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis of co-occurring of mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, per 100,000 population Micropolitan 33.9
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to co-occurring of mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, per 100,000 population Noncore 28.8
Emergency department visits for asthma per 100,000 population (including inpatient admissions), age 18-39 Micropolitan 617.4
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, adults Noncore 564.1
Emergency department visits for asthma per 100,000 population (including inpatient admissions), ages 2-17 Micropolitan 760.7
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, children ages 2-17 Noncore 764.2
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly Nonmetro 2.30
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly, to their parents Micropolitan 2.50
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 Nonmetro 3.80
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, age 18 and over Micropolitan 32.6
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair Noncore 36.4
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 5.96
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective surgical hospital discharges, adults Noncore 7.11
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 1.25
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective surgical hospital discharges, adults Noncore 1.58
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 Nonmetro 5.20
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 Micropolitan 5.40
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 Noncore 4.90
Postoperative hip fracture per 1,000 surgical admissions who were not susceptible to falling, age 18 and over Micropolitan 0.14
Postoperative hip fracture per 1,000 surgical admissions who were not susceptible to falling, adults Noncore 0.13
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 Nonmetro 6.50
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) by parents for children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months Micropolitan 5.80
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions, excluding COPD, per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 648.5
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions, excluding COPD, per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Noncore 680.8
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department encounters for congestive heart failure Micropolitan 405.6
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department encounters for congestive heart failure Noncore 411.7
Adults with limited English proficiency and a usual source of care which had language assistance Nonmetro 91.4
Adults with limited English proficiency and a usual source of care Nonmetro 57.0
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, age 18 and over Micropolitan 318.2
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, adults Noncore 354.2
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, children Micropolitan 330.5
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, children Noncore 346.2
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 3.05
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, adults Noncore 3.06
Admissions with accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age less than 18 years Micropolitan 0.64
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, children Noncore 0.64
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for ordering prescriptions Non-MSA 75.4
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for sending prescriptions electronically to the pharmacy Non-metro 69.2
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for providing warnings of drug interactions or contraindications Non-metro 63.0
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for reminders Non-MSA 55.9
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for clinical decision support Non-MSA 48.7
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for recording patient demographic information Non-MSA 79.2
Persons with current asthma who received education about appropriate response to an asthma episode Micropolitan (nonmetro) 59.7
Persons with current asthma who received education about appropriate response to an asthma episode Noncore (non-metro) 56.9
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions Micropolitan 119.8
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions Noncore 120.8
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low-mortality, age 18 and over or obstetric admissions Micropolitan 0.42
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low-mortality Noncore 0.38
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for providing clinical notes Non-metro 71.3
Office-based physicians with electronic medical record (EMR) Non-MSA 69.5
How important would it be for you to get your own medical information electronically Non-MSA 48.2
Doctors and other health care providers should be able to share your medical information with each other electronically Non-MSA 50.1
Persons with current asthma who were advised to change things to reduce exposure to irritants Micropolitan (nonmetro) 51.5
Persons with current asthma who were advised to change things to reduce exposure to irritants Noncore (non-metro) 51.6
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams) Micropolitan (nonmetro) 8.00
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 g) Noncore (non-metro) 8.10
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 1,500 g) Micropolitan (nonmetro) 1.40
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 1,500 g) Noncore (non-metro) 1.30
Women who completed a pregnancy in the last 12 months who received early and adequate prenatal care Noncore (non-metro) 72.8
Ambulatory medical care visits due to adverse effects of medical care per 1,000 persons Non-MSA 33.4
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 Nonmetro 31.0
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should have Micropolitan 30.6
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should have Noncore 31.6
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about eating healthy Nonmetro 41.1
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about healthy eating Micropolitan 40.1
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about healthy eating Noncore 42.9
Children ages 12-17 with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Nonmetro 36.9
Children ages 12-17 with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Micropolitan 40.2
Children ages 12-17 with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Noncore 29.1
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within the past 2 years Nonmetro 90.1
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within the past two years Micropolitan 92.2
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within the past two years Noncore 86.2
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 Nonmetro 26.5
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle within the past two years Micropolitan 28.3
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle within the past two years Noncore 22.9
Distribution of NON-trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries Noncore 38.5
Children ages 2 -17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year Nonmetro 50.7
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year Micropolitan 51.6
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year Noncore 49.0
Children ages 10-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months Nonmetro 66.7
Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms Micropolitan (nonmetro) 76.4
Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms Noncore (nonmetro) 67.0
Children ages 2-19 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-MSA 73.1
Children ages 2-9 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-MSA 86.5
Children ages 10-19 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-MSA 62.6
Children ages 0-17 who had a wellness checkup in the last 12 months Micropolitan (nonmetro) 76.2
Children ages 0-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months Noncore (nonmetro) 68.7
Children ages 3-6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider Nonmetro 64.4
Children ages 3-6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider Micropolitan 73.5
Children ages 3-6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider Noncore 46.7
Admissions for dehydration per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 133.0
Admissions for dehydration per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Noncore 158.2
Persons with current asthma who received written asthma management plans from their healthcare provider Micropolitan (nonmetro) 27.2
Persons with current asthma who received written asthma management plans from their healthcare provider Noncore (nonmetro) 20.1
Persons with current asthma who received instructions on use of prescribed asthma inhalers Micropolitan (nonmetro) 94.5
Persons with current asthma who received instructions on use of prescribed asthma inhalers Noncore (non-metro) 91.7
Adolescent males ages 13-15 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Nonmetro 3.60
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 Nonmetro 36.0
Children for whom a health provider gave advice about how smoking in the house can be bad for a child within the past two years Micropolitan 35.0
Children for whom a health provider gave advice about how smoking in the house can be bad for a child within the past two years Noncore 38.0
Admissions for urinary tract infection (UTI) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 196.0
Admissions for urinary tract infection (UTI) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Noncore 250.5
Adolescent males ages 16-17 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Nonmetro 6.20
Adolescents females ages 16-17 who received 3 or more doses human papillomavirus vaccine Nonmetro 37.1
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 Nonmetro 54.1
Children 0-40 lb for whom a health provider gave advice about using child safety seats when riding in a car within the past two years Micropolitan 54.8
Children 0-40 lb for whom a health provider gave advice about using child safety seats when riding in a car within the past two years Noncore 52.8
Doctor's office, emergency department, and outpatient department visits where antibiotics were prescribed for a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population Non-MSA 190.9
Admissions for urinary tract infection (UTI) per 100,000 population, ages 3 months to 17 years Micropolitan 41.5
Admissions for urinary tract infection (UTI) per 100,000 population, ages 3 months to 17 years Noncore 47.0
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high Micropolitan (nonmetro) 89.3
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high Noncore (nonmetro) 90.6
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 Nonmetro 26.3
Children 41-80 lb for whom a health provider gave advice about using booster seats when riding in a car within the past two years Micropolitan 26.9
Children 41-80 lb for whom a health provider gave advice about using booster seats when riding in a car within the past two years Noncore 25.3
Males age 75 and over who reported having a prostate-specific antigen test or a digital rectal exam within the last 12 months Non-MSA 71.5
Distribution of levels I and II trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries Micropolitan 53.2
Distribution of levels I and II trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries Noncore 57.2
Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis per 100,000 population, ages 3 months to 17 years Micropolitan 66.6
Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis per 100,000 population, ages 3 months to 17 years Noncore 77.4
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 Nonmetro 24.5
Children over 80 lb for whom a health provider gave advice about using lap or shoulder belts when riding in a car within the past two years Micropolitan 22.5
Children over 80 lb for whom a health provider gave advice about using lap or shoulder belts when riding in a car within the past two years Noncore 28.5
Distribution of level III trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries Micropolitan 5.60
Distribution of level III trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries Noncore 4.30
Distribution of NON-trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries Micropolitan 41.2
Cost of hospital discharges where expected payer is Medicaid or uninsured Nonmetro 5566.8