MassachusettsHispanic Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Hispanic 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 residents with a urinary tract infection Hispanic, all races 1.9 2.8 Achieved: 34% better
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Hispanic, all races 1.4 2.1 Achieved: 33% better
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Hispanic, all races 3.7 4.7 Achieved: 22% better
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Hispanic, all races 3.5 4.3 Achieved: 19% better
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Hispanic, all races 90.8 84.7 Achieved: 7% better
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Hispanic, all races 85.1 84.2 Achieved: 1% better
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Hispanic, all races 92.9 93.1 0.2%
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Hispanic, all races 81.4 82.3 1.0%
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Hispanic, all races 70.1 72.6 3.5%
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Hispanic, all races 71.0 74.2 4.3%
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Hispanic, all races 89.6 94.1 4.8%
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Hispanic, all races 62.0 66.2 6.4%
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Hispanic, all races 77.6 85.5 9.3%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Hispanic, all races 67.1 75.1 10.6%
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting Hispanic, all races 70.5 78.9 10.7%
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Hispanic, all races 83.4 93.9 11.2%
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Hispanic, all races 80.8 92.2 12.4%
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Hispanic, all races 68.5 78.2 12.4%
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Hispanic, all races 84.4 97.0 13.0%
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Hispanic, all races 67.4 79.3 15.0%
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Hispanic, all races 66.2 78.4 15.6%
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Hispanic, all races 74.0 91.4 19.0%
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Hispanic, all races 70.4 91.0 22.7%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Hispanic, all races 28.5 20.7 37.7%
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer Hispanic, all races 4.3 3.0 42.9%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Hispanic, all races 24.5 17.1 43.4%
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Hispanic, all races 15.1 10.5 43.8%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Hispanic, all races 15.2 8.9 71.6%
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Hispanic, all races 18.2 10.5 73.3%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Hispanic, all races 4.9 2.8 75.7%
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 fee-for-service Hispanic, all races 30.0 9.5 214.5%
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 Hispanic, all races 28.9 8.8 229.9%
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints Hispanic, all races 1.4 0.3 433.3%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened Hispanic, all races
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Hispanic, all races
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms Hispanic, all races
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Hispanic, all races
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Hispanic, all races
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Hispanic, all races
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Hispanic, all races