MaineState Snapshot

In this comparison, the NHQR quality measures for Maine for the most recent data year and the baseline year are compared to the average of all States.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers 2016 20.7 Better than Average 2012 22.6 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 2016 30.1 Better than Average 2012 29.9 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 2016 32.9 Better than Average 2012 32.8 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care 2016 91.2 Better than Average 2012 90.4 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always kept them informed about when they would arrive at their home in the last 2 months of care 2016 80.7 Better than Average 2012 80.2 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care 2016 90.4 Better than Average 2012 87.4 Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care 2016 90.5 Better than Average 2012 89.9 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care 2016 94.9 Better than Average 2012 94.1 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 2016 81.3 Better than Average 2012 76.9 Better than Average
Family caregivers who received right amount of emotional and spiritual supports from hospice care team 2016 91.1 Better than Average 2015 90.4 Better than Average
Family caregivers who would definitely recommend this hospice to their friends and family 2016 88.0 Better than Average 2015 88.6 Better than Average
Hospice patients whose hospice care team always treated them with dignity and respect, and really cared about them 2016 91.3 Better than Average 2015 91.1 Better than Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 2016 9.70 Better than Average 2009 12.4 Better than Average
Family members who definitely received trainings about taking care their family member from hospice care team 2016 74.8 Better than Average 2015 75.8 Better than 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 2016 4.60 Better than Average 2014 4.58 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always seem informed and up-to-date about all the cares or treatments they got at home in the last 2 months of care 2016 65.8 Better than Average 2012 64.7 Better than Average
Adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis - (Kt/V) 12 or higher 2016 96.0 Better than Average 2015 96.0 Better than Average
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 2016 3.41 Better than Average 2010 5.62 Better than 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 managed care 2016 5.80 Better than Average 2010 5.74 Better than Average
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 2016 8.81 Better than Average 2010 9.33 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 2016 3.25 Better than Average 2011 4.54 Better than 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 managed care 2016 1.96 Better than Average 2010 4.10 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 2016 1.39 Better than Average 2010 3.28 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 managed care 2016 6.66 Better than Average 2010 8.47 Better than Average
Stroke patients prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge 2015 98.1 Better than Average 2013 97.0 Better than Average
Percent of hemodialysis patients whose hemoglobin level is less than 10 g/dL 2015 14.0 Better than Average 2009 4.36 Worse than Average
Adult hemodialysis patients who use arteriovenous fistulas as the primary mode of vascular access 2015 69.2 Better than Average 2012 66.4 Better than Average
Adult end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy 2015 48.2 Better than Average 2012 48.4 Better than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine 2015 92.0 Better than Average 2000 88.3 Better than Average
Hospital patients who received pneumococcal immunization 2015 96.8 Better than Average 2012 92.2 Better than Average
Hospital patients who received influenza vaccination 2015 95.7 Better than Average 2012 91.8 Better than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine 2015 96.0 Better than Average 2000 94.0 Better than Average
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 2015 91.3 Better than Average 2008 31.4 Average
Adolescent ages 16-17 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine 2015 54.6 Better than Average
New HIV cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 2014 4.80 Better than Average 2008 4.00 Better than Average
Persons age 13 and over living with diagnosed HIV whose most recent viral load in the last 12 months was under 200 copies/mL 2014 73.4 Better than Average
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course 2014 49.8 Better than Average 2008 53.2 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 2014 62.0 Better than 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 2013 95.0 Better than Average 2004 96.6 Better than Average
Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure 2012 23.5 Better than Average 2000 23.9 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year 2010 72.2 Better than Average 2009 64.7 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months 2010 72.0 Better than Average 2001 72.0 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2010 38.2 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months 2010 50.3 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2010 71.8 Better than Average 2001 65.7 Better than Average
People who needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost in the past 12 months 2010 10.4 Better than Average 2009 9.60 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years 2009 79.6 Better than Average 2001 75.7 Better than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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 2016 25.3 Average 2012 24.9 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital 2016 9.60 Average 2009 10.0 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always explained things in a way that was easy to understand in the last 2 months of care 2016 83.6 Average 2012 81.8 Average
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care 2016 26.5 Average 2012 28.1 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care 2016 85.2 Average 2012 83.5 Average
Family caregivers who rated the hospice care for their family member best (9-10) on a scale of 0-10 (where 0 is the worst and 10 is the best) 2016 80.8 Average 2015 81.5 Average
Hospice patients and family caregivers who always got help as soon as they need from hospice care team 2016 77.8 Average 2015 77.7 Average
Hospice patients whose hospice care team always communicated well with their family caregivers about taking care them 2016 80.4 Average 2015 79.7 Average
Hospice patients who always received enough helps for pain, sadness, breathing, or constipations from hospice care team 2016 75.1 Average 2015 73.9 Average
Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among Medicare hemodialysis patients 2016 0.93 Average 2000 0.85 Average
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 2016 7.45 Average
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 2016 9.54 Average 2010 9.51 Better than 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 2016 13.0 Average 2010 8.10 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 2016 4.90 Average 2010 4.26 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 2016 5.96 Average 2011 4.08 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 2016 4.81 Average 2010 2.93 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 2016 4.86 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 2016 5.29 Average 2010 6.42 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 2016 12.2 Average 2010 8.19 Better than 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 2016 38.2 Average 2010 41.3 Average
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year 2015 20.2 Average 2000 24.4 Average
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2015 14.1 Average 2000 22.2 Average
Acute stroke patients for whom IV thrombolytic therapy was initiated at hospital within 3 hours of time last known well 2015 86.3 Average 2013 32.8 Worse than Average
Dialysis patients who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 2015 17.3 Average 2000 10.5 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 94.2 Average 2013 86.2 Average
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 2015 295.9 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine 2015 95.0 Average 2000 91.7 Average
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2015 76.1 Average 2008 39.7 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine 2015 88.9 Average 2000 85.8 Worse than Average
Adolescent aged 13-15 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine 2015 39.0 Average 2012 22.3 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine 2015 93.8 Average 2000 55.0 Worse than 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 2015 85.1 Average 2008 51.0 Average
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2015 79.9 Average 2008 29.7 Average
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) 2014 93.5 Average 2005 95.6 Better than Average
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined 2014 92.0 Average 2003 65.2 Better than Average
Colorectal cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (tumors diagnosed at regional or distant stage) per 100,000 population age 50 and over 2014 59.9 Average 2004 86.8 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 2014 86.8 Average 2004 92.0 Average
Cervical cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (all invasive tumors) per 100,000 women age 20 and over 2014 8.50 Average 2004 13.0 Average
Measures Worse 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 asking to see all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking, when they first started getting home health care 2016 70.7 Worse than Average 2012 69.0 Worse than Average
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicinesthey were taking when they first started getting home health care 2016 82.7 Worse than Average 2012 79.9 Worse than Average
Adults who reported having any problems with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care 2016 93.4 Worse than Average 2012 93.2 Worse than Average
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2015 50.4 Worse than Average 2000 62.4 Worse than Average
Stroke patients who received venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis 2015 95.9 Worse than Average 2013 96.3 Better than Average
Suicide deaths among persons age 12 and over per 100,000 population 2015 19.4 Worse than Average 2008 15.4 Average
Measures With No Performance Data
Measure
Sepsis diagnoses per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults
Birth trauma - injury to neonate per 1,000 selected live births
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, adults ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance
Hospital admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, adults
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults
Hospital admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, adults
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, children ages 6-17
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 1,000 population, adults age 18 and over with diabetes
Hospital admissions for long-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, adults ages 18-39
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, children ages 2-17
Hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma per 100,000 population, adults age 40 and over
Hospital admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over
Hospital admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over
Hospital admissions for angina per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
Hospital patients with heart attack given fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival
Hospital admissions for congestive heart failure per 100,000 population
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), adults age 40 and over
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with coronary artery bypass surgery, adults age 40 and over
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with pneumonia
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years
Hospital admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population, adults age 65 and over
Adolescents females ages 13-15 who received 3 or more doses human papillomavirus vaccine
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
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
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
Composite measure: Adults ages 50-75 who received any type of colorectal cancer screening
Composite measure: Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, Medicare fee
Composite measure: Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, Medicare man
Composite measure: Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, Medicaid
Composite measure: Children ages 19-35 months who received all recommended vaccines
Adolescents ages 13-15 years (excluding adolescents who have had varicella) vaccinated with at least 2 doses of varicella
Adolescents ages 16-17 years (excluding adolescents who have had varicella) vaccinated with at least 2 doses of varicella
Cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year for all cancers
Composite measure: Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they or their parents had to say, and spent enough time with them, Medicaid
Composite: People age 12 and over who needed treatment for illicit drug use or an alcohol problem and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months