Florida Strongest / Weakest Measures

Florida's Strongest Measures

Strongest Measures are those in which the State performed above the all-State average and are strongest among their measures relative to all reporting States. This State may be leading the way in quality in these measures.

The top five performing quality measures and the bottom five performing quality measures are listed here for Florida.

Historically, the State Snapshots have included State-specific estimates for selected AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) based on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data. The 2018 QDR does not include State-specific QI estimates based on 2016 HCUP data because the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System version of the QI software used did not include risk adjustment. State-specific QIs will be reported in future QDRs when the estimates can be risk adjusted.

Note: The best result for each measure can be either the highest or lowest value.

Strongest Measures
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 0.9 1.1 Achieved: 17% better
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization 2.5 2.9 Achieved: 14% better
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 8.3 9.5 Achieved: 13% better
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course 70.3 65.2 Achieved: 8% better
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased 78.6 73.8 Achieved: 7% better

Florida's Weakest Measures

Weakest Measures are those in which the State performed below the all-State average and are weakest among their measures relative to all reporting States. These measures highlight some of the opportunities for improvement.

Weakest Measures
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 367.7 102.9 257%
Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 resident population 16.3 4.0 303%
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population 3.8 0.8 407%
New HIV cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 27.0 4.2 543%
Drug overdose deaths involving other synthetic opioids (other than methadone) per 100,000 resident population 11.0 0.7 1407%

State’s performance on all measures is available on the Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks.