GeorgiaState Snapshot

In this comparison, the NHQDR measures for Georgia for the most recent data year and the baseline year are compared to the average of all States.

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.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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 2017 78.9 Better than Average 2012 81.4 Better than Average
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 2017 85.1 Better than Average 2012 85.1 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care 2017 90.8 Better than Average 2012 90.5 Better than Average
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 2017 84.6 Better than Average 2012 83.2 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care 2017 91.3 Better than Average 2012 89.7 Better than Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care 2017 90.1 Better than Average 2012 90.5 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care 2017 94.1 Better than Average 2012 93.4 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care 2017 85.3 Better than Average 2012 84.7 Better than Average
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 2017 66.9 Better than Average 2012 66.6 Better than Average
Drug overdose deaths involving other synthetic opioids (other than methadone) per 100,000 resident population 2017 4.1 Better than Average Missing
Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 resident population 2017 9.7 Better than Average 1999 1.0 Better than Average
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 2017 7.3 Better than Average 2010 7.3 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, Medicaid 2017 4.5 Better than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, Medicaid 2017 4.9 Better than Average Missing
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization 2016 3.4 Better than Average 2013 3.3 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased 2016 75.2 Better than Average 2013 66.3 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved 2016 69.2 Better than Average 2013 54.4 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints 2016 0.4 Better than Average 2013 1.1 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved 2016 75.1 Better than Average 2013 66.1 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved 2016 71.4 Better than Average 2013 59.7 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing 2016 73.4 Better than Average 2013 66.1 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased 2016 74.0 Better than Average 2013 63.6 Worse than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine 2016 95.5 Better than Average 2000 92.5 Average
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2016 93.1 Better than Average 2008 44.2 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine 2016 90.0 Better than Average 2000 84.4 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine 2016 97.0 Better than Average 2000 92.2 Average
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years 2016 94.5 Better than Average 2008 28.2 Average
Stroke patients prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge 2015 97.5 Better than Average 2013 94.5 Average
Stroke patients who received venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis 2015 98.0 Better than Average 2013 92.9 Worse than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years 2015 78.5 Better than Average 2013 77.1 Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers 2017 18.5 Average 2012 22.2 Better than Average
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 2017 76.1 Average 2012 74.5 Average
Family members who definitely received trainings about taking care their family member from hospice care team 2017 73.2 Average Missing
Hospice patients whose hospice care team always communicated well with their family caregivers about taking care them 2017 79.7 Average Missing
Family caregivers who received right amount of emotional and spiritual supports from hospice care team 2017 88.5 Average Missing
Hospice patients who always received enough helps for pain, sadness, breathing, or constipations from hospice care team 2017 75.4 Average Missing
Family caregivers who rated the hospice care for their family member best (9-10) on a scale of 0-10 (where 0 is the worst and 10 is the best) 2017 79.5 Average Missing
Hospice patients and family caregivers who always got help as soon as they need from hospice care team 2017 78.0 Average Missing
Hospice patients whose hospice care team always treated them with dignity and respect, and really cared about them 2017 89.2 Average Missing
Family caregivers who would definitely recommend this hospice to their friends and family 2017 83.7 Average Missing
Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among Medicare hemodialysis patients 2017 1.1 Average 2000 1.0 Worse than Average
Children who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicaid 2017 16.3 Average Missing
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicaid 2017 21.7 Average Missing
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 2017 12.5 Average 2010 13.6 Average
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 2017 9.9 Average 2010 12.1 Average
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment, Medicaid 2017 13.2 Average Missing
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 2017 7.9 Average 2011 5.4 Average
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 2017 10.6 Average 2010 8.2 Average
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 2017 9.8 Average 2011 10.2 Worse than Average
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 6 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicaid 2017 16.0 Average Missing
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 2017 8.4 Average 2010 9.2 Average
Children who needed to see a specialist in the last 6 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicaid 2017 22.6 Average Missing
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicaid 2017 21.2 Average Missing
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 managed care 2017 10.8 Average 2010 10.4 Average
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment, Medicaid 2017 15.7 Average Missing
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers always explained things clearly to child, Medicaid 2017 72.7 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicaid 2017 6.9 Average Missing
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers always showed respect for what their parents had to say 2017 86.7 Average Missing
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 managed care 2017 3.7 Average 2010 4.4 Average
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers always explained things clearly to their parents, Medicaid 2017 77.5 Average Missing
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 2017 3.8 Average 2010 4.1 Average
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 2017 5.2 Average 2010 5.6 Average
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers always listened carefully, Medicaid 2017 82.0 Average Missing
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 2017 4.8 Average 2010 5.2 Average
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 managed care 2017 4.0 Average 2010 5.3 Average
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 managed care 2017 3.8 Average 2010 6.2 Average
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, Medicaid 2017 15.7 Average Missing
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 2017 11.0 Average 2010 15.6 Worse than Average
Children who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers always spent enough time with them, Medicaid 2017 67.9 Average Missing
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 2017 12.2 Average 2010 14.7 Worse than Average
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 2017 6.9 Average 2010 8.1 Average
Adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicaid 2017 10.8 Average Missing
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 2017 6.1 Average 2010 8.1 Worse than Average
Adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicaid 2017 39.1 Average Missing
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 2017 44.9 Average 2010 52.2 Average
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 2017 40.7 Average 2010 48.4 Average
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved 2016 61.9 Average 2013 51.8 Better than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder 2016 3.3 Average 2013 3.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury 2016 0.6 Average 2013 0.8 Worse than Average
Adult end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy 2016 37.0 Average 2012 33.5 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 2016 4.9 Average 2013 8.3 Worse than Average
Suicide deaths among persons age 12 and over per 100,000 population 2016 16.1 Average 2008 12.5 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2016 13.3 Average 2013 16.8 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened 2016 17.5 Average 2013 17.3 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine 2016 93.2 Average 2000 75.1 Better than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine 2016 93.2 Average 2000 91.1 Average
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2016 86.8 Average 2008 37.5 Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 2016 91.1 Average 2013 90.3 Average
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years 2016 92.2 Average 2008 43.9 Average
Adolescent males ages 13-15 who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine 2016 29.2 Average Missing
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis 2015 93.7 Average 2005 81.7 Worse than Average
Women with clinical Stage I-IIb breast cancer who received axillary node dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) at the time of surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy) 2015 94.5 Average 2005 93.4 Better than Average
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined 2015 92.3 Average 2005 61.3 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year 2015 63.5 Average 2013 64.3 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year 2015 70.0 Average 2013 68.0 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year 2015 47.9 Average 2013 47.7 Worse than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year 2015 73.8 Average 2013 70.4 Average
Stroke patients with educational material addressing activation of emergency medical system, follow-up after discharge, educations prescribed at discharge, risk factors for stroke, warning signs and symptoms of stroke 2015 94.9 Average 2013 85.2 Worse than Average
Persons age 13 and over living with diagnosed HIV who had at least two CD4 or viral load tests performed at least 3 months apart during the last year, among reporting jurisdictions 2015 57.5 Average 2014 56.7 Average
Patients with tuberculosis who completed a curative course of treatment within 1 year of initiation of treatment 2015 90.3 Average 2008 88.4 Better than Average
Cervical cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (all invasive tumors) per 100,000 women age 20 and over 2015 11.4 Average 2004 11.5 Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2015 70.4 Average 2013 67.4 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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 2017 30.4 Worse than Average 2012 32.5 Worse than Average
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 2017 78.5 Worse than Average 2012 77.6 Worse than Average
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 2017 23.4 Worse than Average 2012 25.3 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital 2017 10.5 Worse than Average 2009 12.8 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care 2017 27.1 Worse than Average 2012 29.2 Worse than Average
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 2017 6.4 Worse than Average 2014 6.1 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 2017 12.2 Worse than Average 2009 17.8 Worse than Average
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care 2017 92.2 Worse than Average 2012 92.2 Worse than Average
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care 2017 24.3 Worse than Average 2012 28.2 Average
Adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis - (Kt/V) 12 or higher 2017 95.1 Worse than Average Missing
Drug overdose deaths involving natural and semisynthetic opioids per 100,000 resident population 2017 4.8 Worse than Average 1999 0.3 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved 2016 90.7 Worse than Average 2013 88.9 Worse than Average
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer 2016 6.5 Worse than Average 2013 6.6 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 2016 0.5 Worse than Average 2013 0.7 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection 2016 3.9 Worse than Average 2013 5.9 Worse than Average
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year 2016 21.7 Worse than Average 2000 25.7 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized 2016 21.7 Worse than Average 2013 19.2 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had timely initiation of care 2016 92.5 Worse than Average 2013 89.5 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital 2016 25.6 Worse than Average 2013 25.4 Worse than Average
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2016 15.1 Worse than Average 2000 19.7 Average
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2016 40.4 Worse than Average 2000 62.6 Worse than Average
Adult hemodialysis patients who use arteriovenous fistulas as the primary mode of vascular access 2016 62.6 Worse than Average 2012 59.7 Worse than Average
Dialysis patients who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 2016 13.8 Worse than Average 2000 10.1 Worse than Average
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population 2016 3.2 Worse than Average 2000 9.0 Worse than Average
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education 2016 96.4 Worse than Average 2013 95.5 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder 2016 47.6 Worse than Average 2013 46.9 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss 2016 6.9 Worse than Average 2013 7.4 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2016 8.3 Worse than Average 2013 9.8 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased 2016 14.9 Worse than Average 2013 16.6 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care 2016 70.3 Worse than Average 2013 70.5 Worse than Average
Hospital patients who received influenza vaccination 2016 92.8 Worse than Average 2012 86.1 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given 2016 84.2 Worse than Average 2013 87.0 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2016 94.3 Worse than Average 2013 95.5 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2016 88.3 Worse than Average 2013 89.2 Worse than Average
Persons age 13 and over living with diagnosed HIV whose most recent viral load in the last 12 months was under 200 copies/mL 2015 56.7 Worse than Average 2014 53.6 Worse than Average
New HIV cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 2015 30.7 Worse than Average 2008 40.7 Worse than Average
Persons age 13 and over living with HIV who know their serostatus 2015 83.5 Worse than Average 2010 78.3 Worse than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season 2015 33.3 Worse than Average 2013 34.3 Average
Colorectal cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (tumors diagnosed at regional or distant stage) per 100,000 population age 50 and over 2015 69.8 Worse than Average 2004 90.9 Worse than Average
Breast cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (regional, distant stage, or local stage with tumor greater than 2 cm) per 100,000 women age 40 and over 2015 99.0 Worse than Average 2004 96.4 Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2015 31.5 Worse than Average 2013 33.9 Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season 2015 56.6 Worse than Average 2013 54.9 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season 2014 70.7 Worse than Average 2013 69.7 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination 2014 65.6 Worse than Average 2013 64.3 Worse than Average
Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure 2013 7.6 Worse than Average 2000 13.6 Worse than Average