MassachusettsState Snapshot for Low Income

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 received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Negative/poor 2015 89.3 Better than Average 2013 78.3 Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Negative/poor 2015 79.0 Better than Average 2013 62.9 Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Negative/poor 2015 86.3 Better than Average 2013 64.4 Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Negative/poor 2015 28.9 Average 2013 46.5 Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Negative/poor 2015 55.0 Average 2013 39.6 Average