LouisianaOlder Adults Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Older Adults 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 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 Age 65 and over 70.6 67.6 Achieved: 4% better
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 88.6 87.9 Achieved: 1% better
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 93.1 92.5 Achieved: 1% better
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 Age 65 and over 87.3 86.8 Achieved: 1% better
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 Age 65 and over 86.0 85.5 Achieved: 1% better
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 95.5 95.0 Achieved: 1% better
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 91.5 91.2 -0.3%
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 94.1 94.0 -0.1%
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 Age 65 and over 83.2 83.3 0.1%
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 Age 65 and over 87.9 88.2 0.4%
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Age 65 and over 89.5 91.3 2.0%
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 Age 65 and over 78.4 80.1 2.1%
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 Age 65 and over 35.1 35.9 2.3%
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 33.0 33.9 2.6%
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 Age 65 and over 28.7 29.5 2.8%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Total 75.4 78.7 4.2%
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers Age 65 and over 21.8 23.8 8.6%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 26.9 30.4 11.6%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Total 59.9 70.3 14.8%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population Age 65 and over 343.1 102.9 233.6%