LouisianaState Snapshot for Acute Care

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
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital 2017 8.3 Better than Average 2009 10.4 Better than Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 2017 10.2 Better than Average 2009 16.0 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 5.1 Better than Average 2014 5.2 Better than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization 2016 3.6 Better than Average 2013 3.3 Better than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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 94.4 Average 2005 91.0 Average
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 92.7 Average 2005 86.5 Average
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined 2015 90.7 Average 2005 51.4 Worse than 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 84.7 Worse than 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 who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized 2016 25.6 Worse than Average 2013 25.2 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital 2016 31.9 Worse than Average 2013 36.5 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
Hospital patients who received influenza vaccination 2016 90.2 Worse than Average 2012 80.5 Worse than Average
Stroke patients prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge 2015 95.4 Worse than Average 2013 89.6 Worse than Average
Stroke patients who received venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis 2015 95.9 Worse than Average 2013 88.0 Worse 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
Hospital patients who received pneumococcal immunization 2015 79.7 Worse than Average 2012 84.1 Worse than Average