MassachusettsState Snapshot for Effective Treatment

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.

Historically, the State Snapshots have included State-specific estimates for selected AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) based on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data. The 2018 QDR does not include State-specific QI estimates based on 2016 HCUP data because the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System version of the QI software used did not include risk adjustment. State-specific QIs will be reported in future QDRs when the estimates can be risk adjusted.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis - (Kt/V) 12 or higher 2017 97.3 Better than Average Missing
Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among Medicare hemodialysis patients 2017 0.9 Better than Average 2000 1.0 Average
Drug overdose deaths involving natural and semisynthetic opioids per 100,000 resident population 2017 3.6 Better than Average 1999 0.4 Better than Average
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year 2016 16.9 Better than Average 2000 27.1 Average
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2016 11.7 Better than Average 2000 22.0 Worse than Average
Adult hemodialysis patients who use arteriovenous fistulas as the primary mode of vascular access 2016 67.1 Better than Average 2012 64.8 Better than Average
Dialysis patients who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 2016 32.1 Better than Average 2000 19.6 Better than Average
Adult end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy 2016 52.6 Better than Average 2012 47.4 Better than Average
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course 2016 55.0 Better than Average 2008 59.1 Better than Average
Suicide deaths among persons age 12 and over per 100,000 population 2016 10.6 Better than Average 2008 9.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 2016 2.1 Better than Average 2013 3.4 Better than Average
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education 2016 98.5 Better than Average 2013 96.0 Worse than Average
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population 2016 0.9 Better than Average 2000 3.4 Better than Average
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis 2015 94.4 Better than Average 2005 92.9 Better than Average
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined 2015 94.8 Better than Average 2005 62.8 Better than Average
Persons age 13 and over living with diagnosed HIV whose most recent viral load in the last 12 months was under 200 copies/mL 2015 65.0 Better than Average 2014 67.9 Better than Average
New HIV cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 2015 10.5 Better than Average 2008 13.6 Better than Average
Persons age 13 and over living with diagnosed HIV who had at least two CD4 or viral load tests performed at least 3 months apart during the last year, among reporting jurisdictions 2015 60.3 Better than Average 2014 63.6 Better than Average
Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure 2013 19.1 Better than Average 2000 27.8 Better than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2016 37.3 Average 2000 56.2 Average
Stroke patients prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge 2015 97.5 Average 2013 95.4 Better than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year 2015 52.3 Average 2013 64.2 Better than Average
Persons age 13 and over living with HIV who know their serostatus 2015 85.6 Average 2010 83.1 Average
Patients with tuberculosis who completed a curative course of treatment within 1 year of initiation of treatment 2015 88.4 Average 2008 82.3 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Drug overdose deaths involving other synthetic opioids (other than methadone) per 100,000 resident population 2017 24.5 Worse than Average Missing
Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 resident population 2017 28.2 Worse than Average 1999 5.0 Worse than Average
Stroke patients who received venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis 2015 96.8 Worse than Average 2013 94.4 Average
Women with clinical Stage I-IIb breast cancer who received axillary node dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) at the time of surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy) 2015 89.5 Worse than Average 2005 82.5 Worse than Average
Stroke patients with educational material addressing activation of emergency medical system, follow-up after discharge, educations prescribed at discharge, risk factors for stroke, warning signs and symptoms of stroke 2015 92.2 Worse than Average 2013 83.6 Worse than Average