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
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 Hispanic, all races 0.0 4.4 Achieved: 100% better
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Hispanic, all races 1.9 3.3 Achieved: 42% better
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Hispanic, all races 51.5 47.8 Achieved: 8% better
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Hispanic, all races 5.2 5.4 Achieved: 4% better
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education Hispanic, all races 98.6 98.6 0.0%
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer Hispanic, all races 3.4 3.4 0.3%
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Hispanic, all races 90.3 98.0 7.8%
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Hispanic, all races 86.6 94.1 8.0%
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Hispanic, all races 84.1 92.9 9.5%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Hispanic, all races 74.0 82.3 10.0%
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Hispanic, all races 88.8 80.3 10.5%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Hispanic, all races 62.3 70.3 11.4%
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Hispanic, all races 74.2 84.8 12.5%
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Hispanic, all races 57.4 66.0 13.0%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Hispanic, all races 38.8 44.8 13.4%
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Hispanic, all races 82.2 95.3 13.7%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Hispanic, all races 55.4 65.8 15.9%
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Hispanic, all races 59.6 71.5 16.6%
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Hispanic, all races 58.5 70.3 16.7%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Hispanic, all races 63.6 78.7 19.2%
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Hispanic, all races 3.0 2.5 20.1%
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Hispanic, all races 58.1 73.8 21.2%
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Hispanic, all races 60.6 77.5 21.8%
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Hispanic, all races 57.0 75.4 24.4%
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Hispanic, all races 57.9 77.4 25.2%
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Hispanic, all races 5.9 4.7 25.3%
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Hispanic, all races 57.5 77.0 25.4%
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Hispanic, all races 63.0 86.1 26.8%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Hispanic, all races 17.8 13.7 29.5%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Hispanic, all races 16.5 10.8 52.5%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Hispanic, all races 16.3 10.6 53.5%
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms Hispanic, all races 2.0 1.1 73.9%
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 Hispanic, all races 13.0 7.2 81.6%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Hispanic, all races 5.3 2.9 84.0%
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Hispanic, all races 33.3 17.7 87.7%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Hispanic, all races 26.5 13.5 95.7%
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 Hispanic, all races 17.1 8.3 107.0%
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 Hispanic, all races 18.2 6.4 184.7%
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder Hispanic, all races 47.6 16.7 185.0%
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 Hispanic, all races 17.8 4.9 262.7%
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 Hispanic, all races 10.5 2.8 280.7%
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints Hispanic, all races 1.2 0.2 417.4%
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 Hispanic, all races 10.3 1.9 437.0%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information or Supplemental Measures
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay home health patients who had drug education on all medications Hispanic, all races 96.9
People who needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost in the past 12 months Hispanic, all races 23.6