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.

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 getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers Asian 2017 24.0 Better than Average 2012 18.0 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 Asian 2017 85.6 Better than Average 2012 85.4 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 Asian 2017 85.3 Better than Average 2012 71.5 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 2017 34.1 Better than Average 2012 29.6 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care Asian 2017 38.4 Better than Average 2012 35.6 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 2017 38.9 Better than Average 2012 35.6 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 2017 34.4 Better than Average 2012 29.2 Average
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer Asian 2016 3.5 Better than Average 2013 6.4 Average
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education Asian 2016 99.1 Better than Average 2013 96.7 Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Asian 2016 9.2 Better than Average 2013 9.3 Better than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Asian 2016 72.9 Better than Average 2013 73.6 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 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 2017 85.9 Average 2012 83.1 Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Asian 2017 86.4 Average 2012 83.1 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital Asian 2017 10.4 Average 2009 11.5 Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information Asian 2017 9.0 Average 2009 12.7 Better 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 2017 91.7 Average 2012 86.9 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Asian 2017 87.5 Average 2012 81.3 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 Asian 2017 59.2 Average 2012 39.3 Worse 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 2017 4.6 Average 2014 5.3 Average
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Asian 2016 87.1 Average 2013 86.1 Average
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Asian 2016 61.6 Average 2013 56.0 Better than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Asian 2016 3.1 Average 2013 3.7 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Asian 2016 2.5 Average 2013 3.9 Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Asian 2016 23.2 Average 2013 22.7 Better than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Asian 2016 18.9 Average 2013 17.4 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Asian 2016 4.1 Average 2013 2.7 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Asian 2016 4.5 Average 2013 5.0 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Asian 2016 13.8 Average 2013 16.3 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Asian 2016 13.6 Average 2013 10.5 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Asian 2016 72.1 Average 2013 73.7 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Asian 2016 86.7 Average 2013 86.5 Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Asian 2016 92.7 Average 2013 92.6 Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Asian 2015 65.5 Average 2013 75.8 Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Asian 2014 77.4 Average 2013 76.6 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 kept them informed about when they would arrive at their home in the last 2 months of care Asian 2017 71.2 Worse than Average 2012 60.7 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Asian 2017 79.5 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 2017 85.9 Worse than Average 2012 77.5 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 2017 72.0 Worse than Average 2012 65.5 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 2017 82.1 Worse than Average 2012 71.9 Worse than Average
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Asian 2017 24.7 Worse than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment, Medicare managed care Asian 2017 17.9 Worse than Average Missing
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare managed care Asian 2017 22.2 Worse than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, Medicare managed care Asian 2017 9.4 Worse than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicare managed care Asian 2017 10.4 Worse than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicare managed care Asian 2017 13.7 Worse than Average Missing
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 (worst grade) to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, Medicare managed care Asian 2017 21.2 Worse than Average Missing
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder Asian 2016 47.5 Worse than Average 2013 47.2 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Asian 2016 64.4 Worse than Average 2013 66.1 Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Asian 2016 58.7 Worse than Average 2013 58.0 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Asian 2016 66.2 Worse than Average 2013 67.0 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Asian 2016 67.1 Worse than Average 2013 66.2 Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Asian 2016 67.2 Worse than Average 2013 66.8 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Asian 2016 79.1 Worse than Average 2013 85.6 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Asian 2016 85.3 Worse than Average 2013 96.0 Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Asian 2014 63.4 Worse than Average 2013 64.3 Worse than Average