MassachusettsAsian Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Asian are compared to achievable benchmarks, which are derived from the top-performing States. Better performance of a State can mean higher or lower values of a measure, depending on the desired outcome. For example, low values are desirable for measures such as infant mortality, whereas high values are desirable for measures such as preventative screening. The categories of achievement have been standardized across the measure definitions so that:

 
Far away from benchmark - a State's value for a measure has not achieved 50% of the benchmark.
 
Close to benchmark - a State's value for a measure is between 50% and 90% of a benchmark (i.e., worse than the benchmark but has achieved at least half of the benchmark but not as much as 90% of a benchmark).
 
Achieved benchmark or better - a State's value for a measure is no worse than 90% of the benchmark value, the measure has achieved the benchmark. This category also includes the case in which the measure’s value is equal to or better than the benchmark.
Measures That Achieved Benchmark or Better
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury Asian 0.0 0.4 Achieved: 100% better
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints Asian 0.0 0.3 Achieved: 100% better
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Asian 13.9 20.7 Achieved: 33% better
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Asian 7.3 10.5 Achieved: 30% better
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Asian 4.0 4.7 Achieved: 15% better
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Asian 79.7 75.1 Achieved: 6% better
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care Asian 35.1 33.9 Achieved: 4% better
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Asian 84.9 82.3 Achieved: 3% better
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 Asian 30.3 29.5 Achieved: 3% better
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Asian 94.6 94.1 Achieved: 1% better
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Asian 2.8 2.8 -0.4%
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 Asian 36.0 35.9 -0.2%
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Asian 72.7 72.6 -0.1%
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 Asian 80.1 80.1 0.0%
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Asian 93.0 93.1 0.1%
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 Asian 84.8 85.5 0.8%
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Asian 84.6 85.5 1.1%
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Asian 92.9 93.9 1.1%
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Asian 89.3 91.2 2.1%
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Asian 72.5 74.2 2.3%
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Asian 76.1 78.4 2.9%
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Asian 64.2 66.2 3.1%
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Asian 74.4 78.2 4.8%
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Asian 75.3 79.3 5.0%
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 Asian 83.4 88.2 5.5%
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Asian 88.8 94.0 5.6%
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Asian 85.4 91.3 6.5%
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Asian 28.4 30.4 6.6%
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting Asian 72.9 78.9 7.6%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Asian 18.7 17.1 9.5%
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Asian 82.2 91.0 9.7%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Asian 86.9 97.0 10.4%
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Asian 80.8 92.2 12.4%
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Asian 80.6 95.0 15.2%
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Asian 77.0 92.5 16.7%
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Asian 70.1 84.2 16.7%
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Asian 72.5 87.9 17.6%
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 Asian 54.8 67.6 18.9%
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 Asian 69.9 86.8 19.4%
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Asian 12.6 10.5 20.0%
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 Asian 65.7 83.3 21.1%
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Asian 71.4 91.4 21.8%
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information Asian 9.7 7.7 25.6%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Asian 11.2 8.9 26.4%
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers Asian 16.3 23.8 31.6%
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital Asian 11.1 7.8 43.0%
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Asian 3.0 2.1 44.5%
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 Asian 4.7 3.2 44.7%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population 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 Asian 57.1 8.2 592.1%
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Asian 34.9 4.3 701.4%
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare managed care Asian 62.2 6.4 874.9%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer Asian
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Asian