LouisianaState Snapshot for Low Income

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 That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year Negative/poor 2015 76.1 Average 2013 57.4 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Negative/poor 2015 58.3 Average 2013 54.5 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Negative/poor 2015 69.1 Average 2013 71.1 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Negative/poor 2015 45.6 Average 2013 58.3 Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Negative/poor 2015 73.7 Average 2013 70.7 Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Negative/poor 2015 38.2 Average 2013 29.0 Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Negative/poor 2015 73.8 Average 2013 60.7 Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Negative/poor 2015 59.0 Average 2013 59.8 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Negative/poor 2015 25.7 Worse than Average 2013 48.4 Average