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:

 
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 Population 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 Noncore 11.4 18.1 Achieved: 37% better
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist Nonmetro 12.9 18.1 Achieved: 29% better
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist Micropolitan 13.4 18.1 Achieved: 26% better
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days, age 18 and over Nonmetro 1.91 1.88 2%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, age 18 and over Nonmetro 34.1 33.1 3%
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days, adults Micropolitan 2.02 1.88 8%
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Micropolitan (nonmetro) 82.8 89.8 8%
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 3 or more doses human papillomavirus vaccine, either quadrivalent or bivalent Nonmetro 27.2 29.8 9%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year Micropolitan 69.3 76.9 10%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year Nonmetro 69.2 76.9 10%
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Noncore (nonmetro) 80.5 89.8 10%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Micropolitan (nonmetro) 64.4 72.5 11%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Micropolitan 19.9 17.9 11%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Noncore (nonmetro) 63.6 72.5 12%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries Micropolitan 129.1 114.3 13%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries Nonmetro 132.5 114.3 16%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received an influenza vaccination in the calendar year Micropolitan 59.6 71.2 16%
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Micropolitan (nonmetro) 72.9 87.9 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%
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years Nonmetro 51.3 63.4 19%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Micropolitan (nonmetro) 62.0 77.1 20%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Noncore (nonmetro) 62.0 77.1 20%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Micropolitan 66.8 84.7 21%
Persons aged 13 to 15 years who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine Nonmetro 48.1 61.3 22%
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, adults Micropolitan 282.3 231.6 22%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Nonmetro 21.8 17.9 22%
Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population per year Micropolitan 22.5 18.3 23%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received an influenza vaccination in the calendar year Nonmetro 54.5 71.2 23%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), age 18 and over Micropolitan 60.2 48.3 25%
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Noncore (nonmetro) 64.6 87.9 26%
Admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age 18 and over Nonmetro 1.30 1.02 27%
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year Micropolitan 21.6 16.9 28%
Hospital admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, adults Micropolitan 1.31 1.02 28%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Nonmetro 60.9 84.7 28%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with coronary artery bypass graft, age 40 and over Nonmetro 25.5 19.8 29%
All cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Micropolitan 184.5 142.6 29%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with pneumonia, age 18 and over Micropolitan 32.5 25.1 30%
Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population per year Noncore 23.8 18.3 30%
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Micropolitan 16.9 13.0 30%
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year Noncore 22.2 16.9 31%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) Nonmetro 63.4 48.3 31%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Micropolitan (nonmetro) 33.7 49.4 32%
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, adults Nonmetro 308.7 231.6 33%
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, children Nonmetro 293.5 220.1 33%
Cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year for all cancers Noncore 190.8 142.6 34%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Micropolitan 54.8 82.8 34%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Noncore (nonmetro) 24.4 37.0 34%
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, children Micropolitan 297.2 220.1 35%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with coronary artery bypass surgery, age 40 and over Micropolitan 26.8 19.8 36%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received an influenza vaccination in the calendar year Noncore 45.9 71.2 36%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Nonmetro 53.2 82.8 36%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), age 40 and over Micropolitan 13.6 9.95 37%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, age 40 and over Nonmetro 13.7 9.95 38%
Hospital admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population age 65 and over Micropolitan 43.1 31.3 38%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Noncore 51.5 84.7 39%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Noncore 49.9 82.8 40%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Noncore (nonmetro) 29.7 49.4 40%
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults Nonmetro 12.7 9.00 41%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Micropolitan (nonmetro) 21.3 37.0 42%
Rate of active non-Federal general family medicine physicians per 100,000 population Nonmetro 28.7 50.1 43%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with congestive heart failure (CHF), age 18 and over Micropolitan 28.7 20.0 43%
Rate of active non-Federal general family medicine physicians per 100,000 population Micropolitan 27.9 50.1 44%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair Micropolitan 47.9 33.1 45%
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Noncore 18.8 13.0 45%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults Micropolitan 13.6 9.00 52%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with pneumonia Nonmetro 38.9 25.1 55%
Rate of active non-Federal general obstetrics gynecologist per 100,000 population Micropolitan 7.60 19.9 62%
Hospital admissions for long-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults Micropolitan 101.8 61.8 65%
Admissions with diabetes with long-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Nonmetro 102.7 61.8 66%
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Micropolitan 55.2 32.9 68%
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults Nonmetro 66.7 38.5 73%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure Nonmetro 34.9 20.0 74%
Rate of active non-Federal general pediatricians per 100,000 population Micropolitan 8.90 35.8 75%
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Noncore 57.7 32.9 75%
Birth trauma - injury to newborn per 1,000 live births Nonmetro 2.73 1.55 76%
Rate of active non-Federal general internal medicine physicians per 100,000 population Micropolitan 18.3 77.0 76%
Avoidable admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population age 18 and over Micropolitan 419.7 234.9 79%
Admissions with diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, ages 6-17 Nonmetro 30.7 17.0 80%
Admissions with diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 69.7 38.5 81%
Rate of active non-Federal general obstetrics gynecologist per 100,000 population Nonmetro 3.10 19.9 84%
Birth trauma - injury to neonate per 1,000 selected live births Micropolitan 2.86 1.55 85%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low-mortality, age 18 and over or obstetric admissions Micropolitan 0.49 0.26 86%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, age 65 and over Micropolitan 201.3 107.4 87%
Rate of active non-Federal general internal medicine physicians per 100,000 population Nonmetro 9.50 77.0 88%
Rate of active non-Federal general pediatricians per 100,000 population Nonmetro 3.70 35.8 90%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions Micropolitan 776.8 398.6 95%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions Noncore 814.8 409.5 99%
Hospital admissions for congestive heart failure per 100,000 population Noncore 389.4 195.4 99%
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population Noncore 1.70 0.85 100%
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population Micropolitan 17.8 8.90 100%
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, ages 6-17 Micropolitan 34.1 17.0 100%
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, age 65 and over Nonmetro 216.4 107.4 101%
Admissions for congestive heart failure (CHF)a per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 396.9 195.4 103%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions Micropolitan 839.1 409.5 105%
Admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population, age 65 and over Nonmetro 64.6 31.3 107%
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population Micropolitan 1.80 0.85 112%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 118.0 55.3 113%
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population Noncore 19.1 8.90 115%
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, adults Nonmetro 123.5 55.3 123%
Avoidable admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population age 18 and over Nonmetro 533.3 234.9 127%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions Noncore 947.3 398.6 138%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, ages 2-17 Micropolitan 119.0 49.9 138%
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, ages 2-17 Nonmetro 128.8 49.9 158%
Avoidable admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease per 100,000 population age 18 and over Micropolitan 298.1 105.1 184%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low-mortality Nonmetro 0.76 0.26 189%
Avoidable admissions for angina per 100,000 population age 18 and over Micropolitan 33.1 11.2 196%
Avoidable admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population age 18 and over Nonmetro 53.6 16.1 232%
Avoidable admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population age 18 and over Micropolitan 54.7 16.1 239%
Avoidable admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease per 100,000 population age 18 and over Nonmetro 367.1 105.1 249%
Avoidable admissions for angina per 100,000 population age 18 and over Nonmetro 40.3 11.2 261%
Hospital admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, adults, HCUP data Micropolitan 22.2 4.55 388%
Admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Nonmetro 27.2 4.55 498%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy Micropolitan (nonmetro) 53.4
Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy Noncore (nonmetro) 50.7
Adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the last 2 years Noncore (nonmetro) 10.7
Adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the last 2 years Micropolitan (nonmetro) 13.5
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) 93.0
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) 91.6
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within past 2 years Micropolitan 91.9
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within the past two years Noncore 87.1
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within the past two years Nonmetro 90.3
Children ages 2 -17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year Micropolitan 48.2
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year Noncore 48.5
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year Nonmetro 48.3
Children ages 3-6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider Micropolitan 58.0
Children ages 3-6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider Nonmetro 59.6
Children for whom a health provider gave advice within past 2 years about how smoking in the house can be bad for a child Micropolitan 30.8
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 Nonmetro 31.7
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 33.5
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 Nonmetro 48.6
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 45.9
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 55.5
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 Micropolitan 24.7
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 Nonmetro 25.4
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 27.0
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 Nonmetro 19.1
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 16.0
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 24.3
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 Noncore 22.2
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 Nonmetro 22.5
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 22.7
Children ages 10-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months Nonmetro 66.7
Children ages 0-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months Micropolitan (nonmetro) 72.6
Children ages 0-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months Noncore (nonmetro) 74.5
Children ages 2-19 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-MSA 102.8
Children ages 2-9 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-MSA 166.9
Children ages 10-19 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-MSA 69.0
Women who completed a pregnancy in the last 12 months who received early and adequate prenatal care Noncore (non-metro) 71.7
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) 1.40
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 g) Micropolitan (nonmetro) 8.20
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 g) Noncore (non-metro) 8.30
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births Micropolitan 16.0
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births Noncore 13.0
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 Micropolitan 4.30
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully Nonmetro 4.80
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully Noncore 5.90
Distribution of levels I and II trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries Micropolitan 47.5
Distribution of levels I and II trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries Nonmetro 45.5
Distribution of level III trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries Micropolitan 12.1
Distribution of level III trauma center utilizations per 100 emergency department visits related to severe injuries Nonmetro 12.1
Percent of hospital discharges where expected payer is Medicaid or uninsured Nonmetro 25.8
Percent of hospital charges where expected payer is Medicaid or uninsured Nonmetro 21.5
People under age 65 with health insurance Noncore (nonmetro) 77.3
People under age 65 with health insurance Micropolitan (nonmetro) 81.1
People under age 65 with public health insurance only Micropolitan (nonmetro) 21.4
People under age 65 with public health insurance only Noncore (nonmetro) 19.8
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler) Noncore 21.9
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler) Nonmetro 23.2
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler) Micropolitan 23.7
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 2.28
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 Nonmetro 1.73
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly Nonmetro 7.90
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, all adults or Medicaid (State) Micropolitan 7.50
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, all adults or Medicaid (State) Noncore 8.80
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly Micropolitan 3.70
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 Noncore 5.30
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 Nonmetro 4.20
People under age 65 with any private health insurance Noncore (nonmetro) 54.1
People under age 65 with any private health insurance Micropolitan (nonmetro) 55.7
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance Micropolitan (nonmetro) 56.8
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance Noncore (nonmetro) 62.1
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year Nonmetro 17.5
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, United States Noncore 20.8
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, United States Micropolitan 16.0
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year Micropolitan 28.2
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation per 1,000 surgical admissions, age 18 and over Nonmetro 2.58
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation per 1,000 surgical hospital discharges, adults Micropolitan 2.89
Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical admissions, age 18 and over Nonmetro 12.0
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 Micropolitan 8.20
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, all adults or Medicaid (State) Noncore 6.80
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, all adults or Medicaid (State) Nonmetro 7.80
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year Noncore 34.5
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year Micropolitan 22.9
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year Nonmetro 22.6
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year Noncore 21.9
People under age 65 whose family's out-of-pocket health insurance premiums and medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income Nonmetro 21.7
People under age 65 whose family's health insurance premium and out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income Micropolitan 21.4
People under age 65 whose family's health insurance premium and out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income Noncore 22.3
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year Nonmetro 30.2
Persons with current asthma who receive written asthma management plans from their healthcare provider Noncore (nonmetro) 20.1
Persons with current asthma who receive written asthma management plans from their healthcare provider Micropolitan (nonmetro) 27.2
Adult current smokers with a checkup in the past year who received advice in last 12 months to quit smoking Nonmetro 66.9
Adult current smokers with a checkup in the last 12 months who received advice to quit smoking Micropolitan 69.4
Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical hospital discharges, adults Micropolitan 12.0
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age 18 and over Nonmetro 9.30
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective surgical hospital discharges, adults Micropolitan 9.78
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 Micropolitan 4.40
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 or their parents had to say Noncore 6.60
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 or their parents had to say Nonmetro 5.10
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 Micropolitan 13.4
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 Noncore 9.80
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 Nonmetro 12.2
People under age 65 with private insurance whose family's out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income Micropolitan 5.50
People under age 65 with private insurance whose family's out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income Noncore 8.00
People under age 65 with private insurance whose family's out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income Nonmetro 6.20
People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care Nonmetro 18.2
People without a usual source of care who indicated a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care Noncore 21.9
People without a usual source of care who indicated a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care Micropolitan 16.5
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional to exercise more Micropolitan 51.0
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider to exercise more Noncore 55.4
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider to exercise more Nonmetro 52.5
Adults with obesity who did not spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least three times a week Nonmetro 54.8
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age less than 18 years Noncore 26.9
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective surgical hospital discharges, children ages 0-17 Micropolitan 16.0
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age 18 and over Nonmetro 1.97
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective surgical hospital discharges, adults Micropolitan 1.43
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 6.60
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 6.60
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 6.70
People with a specific source of ongoing care Micropolitan (nonmetro) 86.1
People with a specific source of ongoing care Noncore (nonmetro) 87.0
People with a usual primary care provider Micropolitan 78.1
People with a usual primary care provider Nonmetro 78.4
People with a usual primary care provider Noncore 79.0
Adults with obesity who did not spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least three times a week Micropolitan 55.4
Adults with obesity who did not spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least three times a week Noncore 53.4
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 Micropolitan 27.1
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 Nonmetro 27.5
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 28.3
Postoperative hip fracture per 1,000 surgical admissions who were not susceptible to falling, age 18 and over Nonmetro 0.22
Postoperative hip fracture per 1,000 surgical admissions who were not susceptible to falling, adults Micropolitan 0.17
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 Micropolitan 12.7
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 Noncore 11.7
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 Nonmetro 12.4
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 4.80
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 4.60
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Micropolitan 68.8
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Noncore 76.6
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Nonmetro 71.7
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 36.8
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 45.2
Children ages 12-17 with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Nonmetro 40.0
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods Nonmetro 45.2
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods Micropolitan 44.6
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods Noncore 46.0
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within past 2 years about eating healthy Micropolitan 37.5
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about healthy eating Noncore 39.1
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider ever gave advice about healthy eating Nonmetro 38.1
Adults with limited English proficiency and a usual source of care Nonmetro 50.1
Adults with limited English proficiency and a usual source of care which had language assistance Nonmetro 61.5
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 Nonmetro 25.1
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 21.3
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age 18 and over Nonmetro 3.94
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, adults Micropolitan 4.03
People with a usual source of care whose healthcare providers sometimes or never asked for persons help to make treatment decisions Micropolitan 14.5
People with a usual source of care whose healthcare providers sometimes or never asked for the person's help to make treatment decisions Nonmetro 15.2
People with a usual source of care whose healthcare providers sometimes or never asked for the person's help to make treatment decisions Noncore 16.5
People with a usual source of care for whom healthcare providers explained and provided all treatment options Nonmetro 95.1
People with a usual source of care for whom healthcare providers explained and provided all treatment options Micropolitan 95.4
People with a usual source of care for whom healthcare providers explained and provided all treatment options Noncore 94.5
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 11.3
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 10.00
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 13.6
Female Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement Non-MSA 64.9
Admissions with accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, ages 0-17 Micropolitan 0.88
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, children Nonmetro 0.85
Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they had effective, evidence-based arthritis education Micropolitan (nonmetro) 11.8
Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they had effective, evidence-based arthritis education Noncore (nonmetro) 9.40
Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received health care provider counseling for physical activity or exercise Noncore (nonmetro) 44.2
Adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received health care provider counseling for physical activity or exercise Micropolitan (nonmetro) 54.3
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions Micropolitan 113.9
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions Nonmetro 103.8
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors Micropolitan 78.7
People with a usual source of care whose health provider usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors Noncore 79.2
People with a usual source of care whose health provider usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors Nonmetro 78.9
Overweight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received health care provider counseling weight reduction Micropolitan (nonmetro) 34.1
Overweight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who reported they received health care provider counseling weight reduction Noncore (nonmetro) 35.5
Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms Micropolitan (nonmetro) 66.9
Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms Noncore (nonmetro) 69.9
Hospital electronically exchanges medication history with ambulatory providers outside system Rural 30.5
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (11 medications) Micropolitan 3.20
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (11 medications) Nonmetro 3.20
Ambulatory medical care visits due to adverse effects of medical care per 1,000 persons Non-MSA 33.4
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (33 medications) Nonmetro 15.2
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (33 medications) Micropolitan 16.6
Adults age 65 and over who received potentially inappropriate prescription medications in the calendar year (33 medications) Noncore 12.3
Emergency department visit per 100,000 population Nonmetro 4876.0
Emergency department visit per 100,000 population Micropolitan 4364.0
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 Noncore 19.2
Adults 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 Nonmetro 15.3
Adults 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 13.5
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 Noncore 5.40
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 Nonmetro 4.30
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 3.80
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, adults Micropolitan 561.6
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, adults Nonmetro 488.1
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, children ages 2-17 Micropolitan 853.8
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, children ages 2-17 Nonmetro 800.8
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 Noncore 15.8
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, all adults or Medicaid (State) Nonmetro 13.0
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, all adults or Medicaid (State) Micropolitan 11.9
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
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
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department encounters for congestive heart failure Micropolitan 389.9
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department encounters for congestive heart failure Nonmetro 426.0
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
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
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 Micropolitan 8.70
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 Noncore 8.60
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 Nonmetro 8.70
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
Hospitals that have implemented select electronic capabilities including patient demographics, physician notes, nursing notes, problem list, medication list, discharge summaries, and advanced directives Rural 16.3
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for recording patient demographic information Non-metro 77.5
Office-based physicians with a computerized system for providing clinical notes Non-metro 58.8
Adults who received prescription medications for mental health treatment in the last 12 months Micropolitan 12.3
Adults who received prescription medications for mental health treatment in the last 12 months Noncore 12.2
Adults who received prescription medications for mental health treatment in the last 12 months Nonmetro 12.3
Adults who received inpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months Noncore 0.80
Adults who received inpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months Micropolitan 0.80
Adults who received inpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months Nonmetro 0.80
People age 12 and over who received any treatment for illicit drug or alcohol abuse in the last 12 months Nonmetro 1.80
People age 12 and over who received any treatment for illicit drug or alcohol abuse in the last 12 months Micropolitan 1.60
People age 12 and over who received any treatment for illicit drug or alcohol abuse in the last 12 months Noncore 2.10
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care Micropolitan (nonmetro) 22.1
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care Noncore (nonmetro) 32.5
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care Micropolitan (nonmetro) 88.5
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care Noncore (nonmetro) 91.2
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons Noncore 69.7
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons Nonmetro 69.1
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons Micropolitan 68.9
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care Nonmetro 5.40
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care in the last 12 months Micropolitan 6.30
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care in the last 12 months Noncore 3.60
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care Nonmetro 6.50
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care in the last 12 months Micropolitan 6.80
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care in the last 12 months Noncore 5.80
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines Nonmetro 3.90
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines in the last 12 months Noncore 4.00
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines in the last 12 months Micropolitan 3.90
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours at nights or on weekends Micropolitan 37.6
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours nights or weekends Nonmetro 34.0
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours nights or weekends Noncore 26.8
People with difficulty contacting their usual source of care during regular business hours over the telephone about a health problem Noncore 17.4
People with difficulty contacting their usual source of care over the telephone Nonmetro 15.3
People with difficulty contacting their usual source of care over the telephone Micropolitan 14.4
Children who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist Nonmetro 17.1
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 Micropolitan 9.00
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 Nonmetro 9.10
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 Noncore 9.40
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 3.60
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year Noncore 72.0
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year Micropolitan 74.0
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year Nonmetro 73.3
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year Micropolitan 64.3
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year Noncore 63.1
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year Nonmetro 63.9
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year Noncore 35.7
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year Micropolitan 39.7
People who had a dental visit in the calendar year Nonmetro 38.4
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year Nonmetro 15.7
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year Noncore 15.8
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year Micropolitan 15.8
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year Nonmetro 8.00
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year Micropolitan 8.00
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year Noncore 7.80
Physician office and hospital outpatient department visits per 100 population Non-MSA 269.9
Emergency department visits per 100 population. Non-MSA 40.5
Adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months Noncore 13.8
Adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months Nonmetro 14.0
Adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months Micropolitan 14.2
Adults who received outpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months Nonmetro 5.70
Adults who received outpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months Noncore 6.40
Adults who received outpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months Micropolitan 5.30