MassachusettsState Snapshot for Healthy Living

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
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved 2017 80.5 Better than Average 2013 67.7 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved 2017 80.0 Better than Average 2013 62.8 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved 2017 80.6 Better than Average 2013 69.5 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting 2017 78.6 Better than Average 2013 74.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2017 5.0 Better than Average 2013 6.9 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss 2017 4.2 Better than Average 2013 4.5 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased 2017 78.4 Better than Average 2013 69.1 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing 2017 80.1 Better than Average 2013 73.7 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased 2017 80.1 Better than Average 2013 71.4 Better than Average
Hospital patients who received influenza vaccination 2017 95.1 Better than Average Missing
Children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine 2017 92.6 Better than Average 2000 87.7 Better than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine 2017 96.1 Better than Average 2000 94.1 Better than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine 2017 98.3 Better than Average 2000 96.1 Better than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine 2017 97.6 Better than Average 2000 79.5 Better than Average
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2017 94.9 Better than Average 2008 61.2 Better than Average
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2017 92.5 Better than Average 2008 46.9 Average
Adolescent males ages 13-15 who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine 2017 45.1 Better than Average Missing
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years 2017 96.4 Better than Average 2008 49.8 Average
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years 2017 95.8 Better than Average 2008 32.3 Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given 2017 87.7 Better than Average 2013 91.0 Better than Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season 2017 95.4 Better than Average 2013 74.5 Better than Average
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years 2016 86.0 Better than Average 2014 88.1 Better than Average
Breast cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (regional, distant stage, or local stage with tumor greater than 2 cm) per 100,000 women age 40 and over 2016 79.5 Better than Average 2004 95.4 Average
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years 2016 84.1 Better than Average 2014 88.0 Better than Average
Cervical cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (all invasive tumors) per 100,000 women age 20 and over 2016 8.0 Better than Average 2004 9.7 Better than Average
Colorectal cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (tumors diagnosed at regional or distant stage) per 100,000 population age 50 and over 2016 48.7 Better than Average 2004 92.9 Worse than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years 2017 86.5 Average 2013 82.6 Better than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine 2017 92.9 Average 2000 93.3 Better than Average
Infants born in the calendar year who received breastfeeding exclusively through 3 months 2016 47.7 Average Missing
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased 2017 22.4 Worse than Average 2013 22.4 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened 2017 25.1 Worse than Average 2013 25.8 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder 2017 79.0 Worse than Average 2013 66.9 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints 2017 0.6 Worse than Average 2013 1.6 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2017 12.4 Worse than Average 2013 18.3 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care 2017 80.7 Worse than Average 2013 81.3 Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 2017 87.8 Worse than Average 2013 91.0 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2017 91.1 Worse than Average 2013 96.3 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2017 84.1 Worse than Average 2013 88.1 Better than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination 2017 84.1 Worse than Average 2015 84.8 Better than Average