MassachusettsState Snapshot for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN)

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 Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 35.1 Better than Average 2012 31.0 Average
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting AI/AN 2017 82.8 Better than Average Missing
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers AI/AN 2018 25.4 Average 2012 20.2 Average
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about how to set up their home so they can move around safely when they first started getting home health care AI/AN 2018 71.9 Average 2012 67.9 Average
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking when they first started getting home health care AI/AN 2018 81.6 Average 2012 79.8 Average
Adults who reported a home health provider asking to see all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking, when they first started getting home health care AI/AN 2018 82.5 Average 2012 81.0 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about the purpose for taking their new or changed prescription medicines in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 26.3 Average 2012 48.8 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 28.1 Average 2012 45.2 Better than Average
Adults home health patients age 18 and over who reported that home health providers talked with them about the side effects of medicines in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 24.6 Average 2012 36.9 Better than Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital AI/AN 2018 10.2 Average 2009 8.6 Average
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 86.8 Average 2012 86.9 Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information AI/AN 2018 11.0 Average 2009 11.4 Average
Adult hospital patients who strongly disagree or disagree that staff took their preferences and those of their family and caregiver into account when deciding what the patients discharge health care would be AI/AN 2018 9.3 Average 2014 12.9 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved AI/AN 2017 73.0 Average 2013 60.0 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized AI/AN 2017 13.4 Average 2013 13.9 Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital AI/AN 2017 12.9 Average 2013 17.5 Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved AI/AN 2017 78.2 Average 2013 68.4 Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved AI/AN 2017 80.4 Average 2013 66.1 Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved AI/AN 2017 81.9 Average 2013 72.7 Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased AI/AN 2017 78.3 Average Missing
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care AI/AN 2017 83.5 Average 2013 79.3 Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing AI/AN 2017 79.1 Average 2013 71.1 Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased AI/AN 2017 82.0 Average 2013 69.4 Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years AI/AN 2017 74.0 Average 2013 75.8 Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season AI/AN 2017 97.0 Average 2013 69.0 Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination AI/AN 2017 80.5 Average 2015 81.1 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care AI/AN 2018 79.8 Worse than Average 2012 84.5 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 79.8 Worse than Average 2012 85.7 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always kept them informed about when they would arrive at their home in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 66.7 Worse than Average 2012 73.8 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 79.8 Worse than Average 2012 77.4 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always explained things in a way that was easy to understand in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 71.1 Worse than Average 2012 75.0 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 76.3 Worse than Average 2012 77.4 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 86.8 Worse than Average 2012 83.3 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always seem informed and up-to-date about all the cares or treatments they got at home in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2018 53.5 Worse than Average 2012 54.8 Average