ConnecticutAsian Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Asian 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 - a State's value for a measure has not achieved 50% of the benchmark.
 
Close to benchmark - a State's 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 - a State's 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
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened Asian 0.0 0.3 Achieved: 100% better
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury Asian 0.0 0.4 Achieved: 100% better
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints Asian 0.0 0.2 Achieved: 100% better
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Asian 84.3 82.3 Achieved: 2% better
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education Asian 100.0 98.6 Achieved: 1% better
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Asian 92.4 94.0 1.7%
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Asian 11.4 10.8 5.4%
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Asian 92.2 98.0 5.9%
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Asian 68.8 73.8 6.7%
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Asian 64.8 70.3 7.8%
Adults who reported a home health provider asking to see all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking, when they first started getting home health care Asian 78.2 85.5 8.6%
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Asian 86.4 95.3 9.3%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Asian 69.2 77.0 10.2%
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Asian 69.0 77.5 11.0%
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Asian 67.0 75.4 11.1%
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Asian 81.5 92.5 11.9%
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking when they first started getting home health care Asian 77.3 88.2 12.4%
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Asian 83.2 95.0 12.4%
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Asian 79.8 91.3 12.6%
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Asian 61.4 71.5 14.1%
Adults who reported that home health providers always kept them informed about when they would arrive at their home in the last 2 months of care Asian 70.6 83.3 15.2%
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Asian 76.5 91.2 16.2%
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Asian 64.6 77.4 16.5%
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Asian 72.3 87.9 17.8%
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Asian 54.1 66.0 18.0%
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Asian 69.0 84.8 18.6%
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Asian 24.4 30.4 19.8%
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about how to set up their home so they can move around safely when they first started getting home health care Asian 63.9 80.1 20.2%
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers Asian 18.5 23.8 22.4%
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital Asian 9.5 7.8 22.4%
Adults who reported that home health providers always explained things in a way that was easy to understand in the last 2 months of care Asian 66.4 86.8 23.5%
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Asian 61.6 86.1 28.5%
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care Asian 22.7 33.9 33.0%
Adult hospital patients who strongly disagree or disagree that staff took their preferences and those of their family and caregiver into account when deciding what the patients discharge health care would be Asian 4.4 3.2 35.8%
Adults who reported that home health providers always seem informed and up-to-date about all the cares or treatments they got at home in the last 2 months of care Asian 42.9 67.6 36.5%
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about the purpose for taking their new or changed prescription medicines in the last 2 months of care Asian 22.7 35.9 36.8%
Adults home health patients age 18 and over who reported that home health providers talked with them about the side effects of medicines in the last 2 months of care Asian 18.5 29.5 37.4%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Asian 4.0 2.9 39.0%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Asian 26.8 17.7 51.1%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Asian 21.4 13.5 58.1%
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information Asian 12.7 7.7 64.5%
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder Asian 35.9 16.7 115.0%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information or Supplemental Measures
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay home health patients who had drug education on all medications Asian 95.8
Adult hospital patients who always had good communication with doctors in the hospital Asian 86.1
Adult hospital patients who strongly agree that they understood the purpose for taking each of their medications after discharge Asian 54.5
Adult hospital patients who strongly agree that they understood how to manage their health after discharge Asian 50.9
Adult hospital patients who always had good communication with nurses in the hospital Asian 84.2