GeorgiaNon-Hispanic White Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Non-Hispanic White 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
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 Non-Hispanic, White 7.9 9.5 Achieved: 17% 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 managed care Non-Hispanic, White 7.2 8.3 Achieved: 13% better
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 6.6 7.2 Achieved: 8% better
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Non-Hispanic, White 72.8 71.5 Achieved: 2% better
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Non-Hispanic, White 76.5 75.4 Achieved: 2% better
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Non-Hispanic, White 74.6 73.8 Achieved: 1% better
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Non-Hispanic, White 70.8 70.3 Achieved: 1% better
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 92.7 94.1 1.5%
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Non-Hispanic, White 75.7 77.0 1.7%
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 95.8 98.0 2.2%
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education Non-Hispanic, White 96.1 98.6 2.5%
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Non-Hispanic, White 74.9 77.4 3.2%
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 (worst grade) to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 9.1 8.8 3.9%
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 90.6 95.3 4.9%
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Non-Hispanic, White 77.9 82.3 5.3%
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Non-Hispanic, White 62.3 66.0 5.6%
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, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2.6 2.4 5.8%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 74.8 79.5 5.9%
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 6.8 6.4 6.6%
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Non-Hispanic, White 86.7 92.9 6.7%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 73.1 78.7 7.1%
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Non-Hispanic, White 70.6 77.5 8.9%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
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, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 6.3 5.6 11.2%
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Non-Hispanic, White 72.9 84.8 14.0%
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Non-Hispanic, White 91.7 80.3 14.1%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 71.9 84.0 14.4%
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Non-Hispanic, White 3.0 2.5 16.1%
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, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 3.7 3.2 17.7%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Non-Hispanic, White 3.4 2.9 17.8%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Non-Hispanic, White 57.8 70.3 17.8%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 61.3 75.2 18.5%
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 5.2 4.4 19.6%
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 68.5 86.1 20.5%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Non-Hispanic, White 17.1 13.7 24.5%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 49.6 65.8 24.7%
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Non-Hispanic, White 13.7 10.8 26.6%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 31.9 44.8 28.8%
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, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 5.0 3.8 29.8%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Non-Hispanic, White 33.1 47.8 30.7%
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Non-Hispanic, White 4.3 3.3 31.8%
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened Non-Hispanic, White 0.4 0.3 35.7%
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Non-Hispanic, White 7.3 5.4 36.4%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Non-Hispanic, White 14.5 10.6 36.5%
Adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 39.7 28.8 37.6%
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Non-Hispanic, White 25.0 17.7 40.9%
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, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 3.9 2.7 48.7%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer Non-Hispanic, White 5.2 3.4 51.5%
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 (worst grade) to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 11.0 7.2 53.2%
Adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 43.5 27.7 57.0%
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 7.8 4.9 59.4%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Non-Hispanic, White 21.6 13.5 59.5%
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, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 4.5 2.8 62.5%
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury Non-Hispanic, White 0.7 0.4 80.5%
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints Non-Hispanic, White 0.4 0.2 87.0%
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Non-Hispanic, White 10.0 4.7 113.6%
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder Non-Hispanic, White 43.1 16.7 158.1%
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms Non-Hispanic, White 5.6 1.1 387.8%
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 Non-Hispanic, White 98.3
Composite measure: Adults ages 50-75 who received any type of colorectal cancer screening Non-Hispanic, White 66.3
People who needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost in the past 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 13.0
Composite measure: Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, Medicare fee Non-Hispanic, White 3.8