MarylandState Snapshot for Older Adults

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

Due to changes in methodology, including a transition from International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) to Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes and updates to the Quality Indicators software, the current measure set does not contain AHRQ Quality Indicator measure results based on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data. These changes to the measure set had a significant impact on overall meter scores, so they are not provided at this time. When data become available, State scores will again be included.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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 Age 65 and over 2018 80.9 Better than Average 2012 80.9 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2018 94.3 Better than Average 2012 94.0 Better than Average
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2018 93.1 Better than Average 2012 93.2 Better than Average
Emergency department visits involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population Age 65 and over 2017 159.0 Better than Average 2005 27.5 Missing
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Total 2017 67.1 Better than Average 2013 67.3 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Total 2017 79.6 Better than Average 2013 70.0 Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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 Age 65 and over 2018 76.2 Average 2012 74.2 Average
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking when they first started getting home health care Age 65 and over 2018 84.2 Average 2012 82.3 Worse than Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Age 65 and over 2018 89.7 Average 2012 89.2 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2018 90.3 Average 2012 86.6 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2018 90.7 Average 2012 90.2 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 Age 65 and over 2018 84.0 Average 2012 83.2 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2018 84.7 Average 2012 84.3 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 Age 65 and over 2018 65.0 Average 2012 60.9 Worse than Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population 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 Age 65 and over 2018 15.3 Worse than Average 2012 16.6 Worse than Average
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 Age 65 and over 2018 75.2 Worse than Average 2012 74.5 Worse than 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 Age 65 and over 2018 29.4 Worse than Average 2012 28.8 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2018 26.1 Worse than Average 2012 26.0 Worse than Average
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 Age 65 and over 2018 22.0 Worse than Average 2012 22.1 Worse than 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 Age 65 and over 2018 20.8 Worse than Average 2012 22.0 Worse than Average
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population Age 65 and over 2017 424.4 Worse than Average 2005 184.9 Missing