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Maine Strongest / Weakest Measures

Maine's Strongest Measures

Strongest Measures are those in which the State performed above the all-State average and are strongest among their measures relative to all reporting States. This State may be leading the way in quality in these measures.

The top five performing quality measures and the bottom five performing quality measures are listed here for Maine.

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.

Note: The best result for each measure can be either the highest or lowest value.

Strongest Measures
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 6.2 8.2 Achieved: 25% better
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare managed care 21.9 27.7 Achieved: 21% better
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved 83.3 72.6 Achieved: 15% better
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 4.3 4.9 Achieved: 12% better
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved 74.2 66.2 Achieved: 12% better

Maine's Weakest Measures

Weakest Measures are those in which the State performed below the all-State average and are weakest among their measures relative to all reporting States. These measures highlight some of the opportunities for improvement.

Weakest Measures
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 resident population 23.4 4.0 479%
Emergency department visits involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 396.7 65.2 508%
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 6.9 1.1 512%
People age 12 and over with opioid (either prescription opioid or heroin) use disorder in the past year 1.9 0.3 537%
Drug overdose deaths involving other synthetic opioids (other than methadone) per 100,000 resident population 19.8 0.7 2607%

State’s performance on all measures is available on the Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks.