GeorgiaState Snapshot for Acute Care

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
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
Stroke patients who received venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis 2015 98.0 Better than Average 2013 92.9 Worse than Average
Stroke patients prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge 2015 97.5 Better than Average 2013 94.5 Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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
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
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
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 2017 12.2 Worse than Average 2009 17.8 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
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital 2016 25.6 Worse than Average 2013 25.4 Worse than 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
Hospital patients who received influenza vaccination 2016 92.8 Worse than Average 2012 86.1 Worse than Average