In this comparison, the NHQDR measures for Massachusetts for the most recent data year and the baseline year are compared to the average of all States. Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for all Massachusetts measures is in the Strong range. For the baseline year, performance is in the Strong range.
The meter represents Massachusetts's balance of below average, average, and above average measures compared to all States. The performance meter has five categories: very weak, weak, average, strong, and very strong. An arrow pointing to "very weak" means all or nearly all included measures for a State are below average within a given data year.
An arrow pointing to "very strong" indicates that all or nearly all available measures for a State are above average within a given data year.
A solid blue arrow () describes results for the most recent data year; a dashed black arrow () describes results for the baseline year. A missing arrow means there were insufficient data to create the summary measure for this State.
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(The meter score may not be reliable when the number of supporting measures is fewer than 10 measures)
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.