LouisianaState Snapshot for Patient Safety

In this comparison, the NHQDR measures for Louisiana 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 talking with them about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking when they first started getting home health care 2017 88.4 Better than Average 2012 89.0 Better than Average
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 86.5 Better than Average 2012 89.4 Better than Average
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 35.7 Better than Average 2012 38.7 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 78.1 Better than Average 2012 76.8 Better 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 29.3 Better than Average 2012 32.7 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care 2017 33.6 Better than Average 2012 37.1 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved 2016 63.4 Better than Average 2013 53.8 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection 2016 3.1 Better than Average 2013 6.1 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder 2016 3.1 Better than Average 2013 3.5 Better than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury 2016 0.6 Average 2013 0.6 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved 2016 90.9 Worse than Average 2013 89.8 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 2016 0.7 Worse than Average 2013 1.1 Worse than Average
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer 2016 7.7 Worse than Average 2013 8.3 Worse than Average