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.

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 Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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 2017 87.1 Better than Average 2012 81.0 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 2017 39.6 Better than 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 2017 35.6 Better than Average 2012 36.9 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved AI/AN 2016 72.1 Better than Average 2013 50.8 Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved AI/AN 2016 75.1 Better than Average 2013 58.7 Average
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 2017 19.8 Average 2012 20.2 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 2017 86.1 Average 2012 79.8 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 2017 35.6 Average 2012 48.8 Better than 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 2017 78.2 Average 2012 67.9 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 2017 79.2 Average 2012 75.0 Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care AI/AN 2017 86.1 Average 2012 84.5 Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital AI/AN 2017 9.6 Average 2009 8.6 Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information AI/AN 2017 7.7 Average 2009 11.4 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 2017 91.1 Average 2012 86.9 Average
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 2017 27.7 Average 2012 31.0 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 80.2 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 2017 87.1 Average 2012 83.3 Worse than 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 2017 76.2 Average 2012 73.8 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 2017 59.4 Average 2012 54.8 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized AI/AN 2016 21.9 Average 2013 19.2 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization AI/AN 2016 5.3 Average 2013 6.5 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital AI/AN 2016 24.8 Average 2013 27.4 Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved AI/AN 2016 77.9 Average 2013 66.1 Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved AI/AN 2016 73.1 Average 2013 60.5 Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing AI/AN 2016 77.0 Average 2013 66.7 Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care AI/AN 2016 72.3 Average 2013 69.0 Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased AI/AN 2016 77.6 Average 2013 69.9 Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased AI/AN 2016 75.3 Average 2013 64.1 Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season AI/AN 2014 72.7 Average 2013 72.4 Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination AI/AN 2014 71.5 Average 2013 67.8 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 that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 80.2 Worse than Average 2012 77.4 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care AI/AN 2017 81.2 Worse than Average 2012 85.7 Average