Georgia Strongest / Weakest Measures

Georgia'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 Georgia.

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
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased 74.0 73.8 0%
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care 91.3 91.2 0%
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved 71.4 71.5 0%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine 97.0 97.3 0%
Home health care patients whose bathing improved 75.1 75.4 0%

Georgia'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
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder 47.6 16.7 185%
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 4.9 1.1 326%
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population 3.2 0.8 327%
Drug overdose deaths involving other synthetic opioids (other than methadone) per 100,000 resident population 4.1 0.7 462%
New HIV cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 30.7 4.2 631%

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