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.

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 received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Negative/poor 2017 97.3 Better than Average 2013 78.3 Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Negative/poor 2016 69.7 Average 2014 83.2 Average
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Negative/poor 2016 79.0 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
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population Negative/poor 2017 689.5 Worse than Average Missing
Emergency department visits involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population Negative/poor 2017 922.8 Worse than Average Missing