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.

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.

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) 1.2 or higher 2018 97.1 Better than Average 2015 94.7 Better than Average
Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among hemodialysis patients 2018 0.9 Better than Average 2000 1.0 Average
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year 2017 18.5 Better than Average 2000 27.1 Average
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2017 11.6 Better than Average 2000 22.0 Worse than Average
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year 2017 35.2 Better than Average 2000 56.2 Average
Adult end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy 2017 55.4 Better than Average 2012 47.4 Better than Average
Dialysis patients who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation 2017 29.1 Better than Average 2000 19.6 Better than Average
Adult hemodialysis patients who use arteriovenous fistulas as the primary mode of vascular access 2017 68.6 Better than Average 2012 64.8 Better than Average
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population 2017 0.9 Better than Average 2000 3.4 Better than Average
Suicide deaths among persons age 12 and over per 100,000 population 2017 11.4 Better than Average 2008 9.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 2017 1.5 Better than Average 2013 3.3 Better than Average
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course 2017 54.0 Better than Average 2008 59.1 Better than Average
New HIV cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 2016 10.8 Better than Average 2008 13.5 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 2016 62.4 Better than Average 2014 63.6 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 2016 68.3 Better than Average 2014 67.9 Better than Average
Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure 2014 17.8 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
People age 12 and over with opioid (either prescription opioid or heroin) use disorder in the past year 2018 0.7 Average Missing
Drug overdose deaths involving natural and semisynthetic opioids per 100,000 resident population 2018 3.6 Average 1999 0.4 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 2016 92.5 Average 2005 91.5 Better than Average
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined 2016 94.3 Average 2005 62.8 Better than Average
Patients with tuberculosis who completed a curative course of treatment within 1 year of initiation of treatment 2016 89.3 Average 2008 82.3 Average
Persons age 13 and over living with HIV who know their serostatus 2015 85.6 Average 2010 83.1 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Hemodialysis patients whose hemoglobin level is less than 10 g/dL 2018 23.6 Worse than Average 2015 24.2 Worse than Average
Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 resident population 2018 29.3 Worse than Average 1999 5.0 Worse than Average
Drug overdose deaths involving other synthetic opioids (other than methadone) per 100,000 resident population 2018 26.8 Worse than Average Missing
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 2017 463.8 Worse than Average 2005 245.2 Worse than Average
Emergency department visits involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 2017 527.1 Worse than Average 2005 213.4 Worse than 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) 2016 87.9 Worse than Average 2005 82.5 Worse than Average