MassachusettsState Snapshot for Black

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 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 Black 2017 36.3 Better than Average 2012 39.9 Better than 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 Black 2017 88.6 Better than Average 2012 86.7 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 Black 2017 37.7 Better than Average 2012 38.8 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 Black 2017 31.8 Better than Average 2012 32.0 Better than 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 Black 2017 86.9 Better than Average 2012 84.9 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 Black 2017 29.6 Better than Average 2012 25.5 Average
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Black 2016 69.6 Better than Average 2013 60.8 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Black 2016 2.2 Better than Average 2013 3.9 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms Black 2016 1.3 Better than Average 2013 2.9 Better than Average
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education Black 2016 98.9 Better than Average 2013 97.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Black 2016 4.3 Better than Average 2013 5.8 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Black 2016 4.9 Better than Average 2013 4.3 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Black 2016 69.3 Better than Average 2013 61.9 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Black 2016 70.5 Better than Average 2013 64.6 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Black 2015 83.0 Better than Average 2013 82.1 Better than Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Black 2014 77.1 Better than Average 2013 74.7 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 Black 2017 19.8 Average 2012 19.7 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 Black 2017 82.1 Average 2012 80.3 Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital Black 2017 9.2 Average 2009 11.2 Better than Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information Black 2017 9.9 Average 2009 14.2 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 83.2 Average 2012 82.8 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 Black 2017 91.2 Average 2012 89.1 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 Black 2017 65.5 Average 2012 59.8 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 Black 2017 14.3 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 Black 2017 14.2 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 Black 2017 12.0 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 fee-for-service Black 2017 0.0 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 Black 2017 13.2 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 Black 2017 3.9 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare managed care Black 2017 50.7 Average Missing
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Black 2016 91.1 Average 2013 91.5 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Black 2016 2.8 Average 2013 2.6 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened Black 2016 0.5 Average 2013 0.8 Average
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer Black 2016 5.2 Average 2013 5.7 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Black 2016 17.4 Average 2013 14.2 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Black 2016 15.1 Average 2013 11.8 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Black 2016 72.4 Average 2013 67.7 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Black 2016 71.5 Average 2013 68.2 Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Black 2016 73.1 Average 2013 69.4 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Black 2016 71.9 Average 2013 67.3 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Black 2016 87.0 Average 2013 89.0 Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Black 2015 40.9 Average 2013 65.2 Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Black 2015 47.1 Average 2013 38.1 Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Black 2015 48.7 Average 2013 61.4 Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Black 2015 38.2 Average 2013 51.5 Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Black 2015 57.1 Average 2013 64.2 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 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 Black 2017 73.2 Worse than Average 2012 67.7 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 87.8 Worse than Average 2012 88.6 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 Black 2017 75.3 Worse than Average 2012 75.3 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 85.0 Worse than Average 2012 84.3 Worse than Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Black 2017 85.7 Worse than Average 2012 85.8 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 89.9 Worse than Average 2012 90.4 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 Black 2017 6.6 Worse than Average 2014 7.1 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Black 2016 31.7 Worse than Average 2013 30.8 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Black 2016 4.4 Worse than Average 2013 5.0 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Black 2016 25.6 Worse than Average 2013 21.7 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Black 2016 17.5 Worse than Average 2013 23.4 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder Black 2016 52.2 Worse than Average 2013 53.5 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Black 2016 64.0 Worse than Average 2013 65.4 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Black 2016 84.7 Worse than Average 2013 90.1 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Black 2016 89.0 Worse than Average 2013 94.2 Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Black 2016 87.7 Worse than Average 2013 88.1 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Black 2014 66.4 Worse than Average 2013 62.3 Worse than Average