LouisianaState Snapshot for Ambulatory

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 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 3.5 Better than Average 2010 5.8 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine 2016 94.0 Better than Average 2000 90.7 Average
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 97.2 Better than Average 2008 41.4 Average
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2016 92.4 Better than Average 2008 52.7 Better 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 59.4 Better than Average 2014 59.8 Better than Average
Measures That Are 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 96.3 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 11.2 Average 2010 8.6 Average
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 8.6 Average 2010 7.1 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 fee-for-service 2017 4.3 Average 2010 4.0 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 3.3 Average 2010 4.1 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 fee-for-service 2017 5.6 Average 2010 4.9 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 fee-for-service 2017 5.2 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 3.7 Average 2010 5.1 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 managed care 2017 9.4 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 13.6 Average 2010 13.1 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 managed care 2017 5.2 Average 2010 7.9 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 5.4 Average 2010 5.7 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 13.7 Average 2010 11.4 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 43.7 Average 2010 47.4 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 fee-for-service 2017 40.5 Average 2010 58.0 Average
Adult end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy 2016 37.8 Average 2012 33.4 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine 2016 91.6 Average 2000 88.6 Average
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2016 88.8 Average 2008 55.0 Better than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine 2016 88.3 Average 2000 65.1 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine 2016 91.2 Average 2000 87.7 Average
Adolescent males ages 13-15 who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine 2016 26.2 Average Missing
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 88.5 Average 2008 25.9 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine 2016 81.3 Average 2000 79.3 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year 2015 64.5 Average 2013 63.2 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year 2015 68.9 Average 2013 58.5 Worse than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year 2015 68.8 Average 2013 69.7 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year 2015 50.5 Average 2013 56.2 Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season 2015 37.6 Average 2013 40.6 Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years 2015 76.2 Average 2013 75.4 Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2015 36.3 Average 2013 26.9 Worse than Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season 2015 59.9 Average 2013 66.8 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2015 75.4 Average 2013 69.2 Average
Measures Worse Than 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 Worse than Average 2000 1.1 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 10.8 Worse than Average 2011 5.8 Average
Adult hemodialysis patients who use arteriovenous fistulas as the primary mode of vascular access 2016 59.7 Worse than Average 2012 58.6 Worse than Average
Dialysis patients who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 2016 11.9 Worse than Average 2000 11.4 Worse than Average
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course 2016 11.7 Worse than Average 2008 55.0 Better than Average
Patients with tuberculosis who completed a curative course of treatment within 1 year of initiation of treatment 2015 65.3 Worse than Average 2008 78.9 Average
Colorectal cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (tumors diagnosed at regional or distant stage) per 100,000 population age 50 and over 2015 71.9 Worse than Average 2004 100.3 Worse than Average
Cervical cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (all invasive tumors) per 100,000 women age 20 and over 2015 13.7 Worse than Average 2004 13.2 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 98.2 Worse than Average 2004 101.7 Worse than Average
Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure 2013 8.8 Worse than Average 2000 12.2 Worse than Average