MassachusettsState Snapshot for Asian

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 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 Asian 2018 84.8 Better than Average 2012 85.4 Better than 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 Asian 2018 36.0 Better than Average 2012 35.6 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care Asian 2018 35.1 Better than Average 2012 35.6 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 Asian 2018 30.3 Better than Average 2012 29.6 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Asian 2017 2.8 Better than Average 2013 2.6 Better than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Asian 2017 12.6 Better than Average 2013 12.6 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Asian 2017 13.9 Better than Average 2013 20.8 Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Asian 2017 7.3 Better than Average 2013 7.6 Better than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Asian 2017 84.6 Better than Average 2013 84.7 Better than 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 Asian 2018 16.3 Average 2012 18.0 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 Asian 2018 80.1 Average 2012 71.5 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 Asian 2018 83.4 Average 2012 83.1 Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital Asian 2018 11.1 Average 2009 11.5 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Asian 2018 89.3 Average 2012 81.3 Worse than 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 Asian 2018 28.4 Average 2012 29.2 Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information Asian 2018 9.7 Average 2009 12.7 Better than 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 Asian 2018 4.7 Average 2014 5.3 Average
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Asian 2017 93.0 Average 2013 88.3 Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Asian 2017 3.0 Average Missing
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury Asian 2017 0.0 Average 2013 0.0 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Asian 2017 11.2 Average 2013 9.7 Average
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting Asian 2017 72.9 Average 2013 67.0 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Asian 2017 18.7 Average 2013 14.0 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Asian 2017 4.0 Average 2013 3.7 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints Asian 2017 0.0 Average Missing
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Asian 2017 76.1 Average 2013 68.9 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Asian 2017 79.7 Average 2013 74.5 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Asian 2017 84.9 Average 2013 82.3 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Asian 2017 92.9 Average 2013 93.5 Better than Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Asian 2017 94.6 Average 2013 72.4 Average
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Asian 2016 70.1 Average 2014 79.2 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 Asian 2018 85.4 Worse than Average 2012 83.1 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 Asian 2018 65.7 Worse than Average 2012 60.7 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Asian 2018 77.0 Worse than Average 2012 71.9 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 Asian 2018 69.9 Worse than Average 2012 65.5 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Asian 2018 72.5 Worse than Average 2012 67.8 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Asian 2018 80.6 Worse than Average 2012 77.5 Worse than 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 Asian 2018 88.8 Worse than Average 2012 86.9 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 Asian 2018 54.8 Worse than Average 2012 39.3 Worse than Average
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Asian 2018 57.1 Worse than Average Missing
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Asian 2018 34.9 Worse than Average Missing
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare managed care Asian 2018 62.2 Worse than Average Missing
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Asian 2017 64.2 Worse than Average 2013 56.3 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Asian 2017 72.5 Worse than Average 2013 69.3 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Asian 2017 72.7 Worse than Average 2013 59.5 Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Asian 2017 74.4 Worse than Average 2013 68.6 Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Asian 2017 75.3 Worse than Average 2013 68.7 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Asian 2017 86.9 Worse than Average 2013 96.4 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Asian 2017 80.8 Worse than Average 2013 85.8 Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Asian 2017 71.4 Worse than Average 2013 80.8 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Asian 2017 82.2 Worse than Average 2015 81.3 Worse than Average