GeorgiaState Snapshot for Ambulatory

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 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
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
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 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
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
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
Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among Medicare hemodialysis patients 2017 1.1 Average 2000 1.0 Worse than 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 fee-for-service 2017 7.9 Average 2011 5.4 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 managed care 2017 9.8 Average 2011 10.2 Worse than 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 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 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 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 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
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 6 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicaid 2017 6.9 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 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
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 listened carefully to them, Medicare fee-for-service 2017 5.2 Average 2010 5.6 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
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 whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicaid 2017 10.8 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
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
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
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 who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicaid 2017 39.1 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, Medicaid 2017 15.7 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 fee-for-service 2017 40.7 Average 2010 48.4 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 managed care 2017 44.9 Average 2010 52.2 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
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
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine 2016 93.2 Average 2000 75.1 Better than Average
Adolescent males ages 13-15 who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine 2016 29.2 Average Missing
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
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
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
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
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
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
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