GeorgiaState Snapshot for Chronic Kidney Disease

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 That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among Medicare hemodialysis patients 2017 1.1 Average 2000 1.0 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
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis - (Kt/V) 12 or higher 2017 95.1 Worse than Average Missing
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
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