MassachusettsState Snapshot for Non-Hispanic White

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 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 Non-Hispanic, White 2017 7.4 Better 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 fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2017 6.5 Better 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 Non-Hispanic, White 2017 5.9 Better than Average Missing
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2017 6.0 Better 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 Non-Hispanic, White 2017 7.7 Better than Average Missing
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 fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2017 8.7 Better than Average Missing
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 2017 5.2 Better 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 Non-Hispanic, White 2017 2.3 Better 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 Non-Hispanic, White 2017 2.9 Better than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, Medicare managed care Non-Hispanic, White 2017 3.1 Better 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 fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2017 4.7 Better 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 Non-Hispanic, White 2017 6.4 Better 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 fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2017 9.1 Better 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 Non-Hispanic, White 2017 3.0 Better than Average Missing
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Non-Hispanic, White 2016 69.5 Better than Average 2013 59.2 Better than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Non-Hispanic, White 2016 2.7 Better than Average 2013 3.3 Better than Average
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer Non-Hispanic, White 2016 4.1 Better than Average 2013 4.5 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms Non-Hispanic, White 2016 2.2 Better than Average 2013 3.5 Better than Average
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education Non-Hispanic, White 2016 98.4 Better than Average 2013 95.8 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Non-Hispanic, White 2016 5.0 Better than Average 2013 5.2 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Non-Hispanic, White 2016 6.2 Better than Average 2013 7.8 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Non-Hispanic, White 2016 75.0 Better than Average 2013 67.4 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Non-Hispanic, White 2016 74.4 Better than Average 2013 65.4 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Non-Hispanic, White 2016 71.8 Better than Average 2013 60.9 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Non-Hispanic, White 2016 74.2 Better than Average 2013 67.7 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Non-Hispanic, White 2016 76.2 Better than Average 2013 70.0 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Non-Hispanic, White 2016 76.4 Better than Average 2013 72.4 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 2016 91.8 Better than Average 2013 93.7 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Non-Hispanic, White 2016 90.5 Better than Average 2013 92.5 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Non-Hispanic, White 2015 83.7 Better than Average 2013 84.1 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 2015 75.6 Better than Average 2013 71.7 Better than Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Non-Hispanic, White 2014 79.4 Better than Average 2013 78.0 Better than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 2014 73.6 Better than Average 2013 71.3 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 needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2017 8.7 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 Non-Hispanic, White 2017 3.1 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 fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2017 3.8 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, Medicare fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2017 4.3 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 Non-Hispanic, White 2017 29.2 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 fee-for-service Non-Hispanic, White 2017 34.4 Average Missing
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury Non-Hispanic, White 2016 0.6 Average 2013 0.5 Average
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened Non-Hispanic, White 2016 0.4 Average 2013 0.6 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Non-Hispanic, White 2016 3.5 Average 2013 5.3 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Non-Hispanic, White 2016 17.1 Average 2013 16.0 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Non-Hispanic, White 2016 14.3 Average 2013 13.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 2016 94.6 Average 2013 97.1 Better than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 2015 53.6 Average 2013 62.5 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Non-Hispanic, White 2015 62.2 Average 2013 66.1 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Non-Hispanic, White 2015 43.1 Average 2013 50.7 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 2015 36.6 Average 2013 38.0 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Non-Hispanic, White 2016 92.6 Worse than Average 2013 92.1 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Non-Hispanic, White 2016 27.0 Worse than Average 2013 25.9 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Non-Hispanic, White 2016 4.3 Worse than Average 2013 4.0 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Non-Hispanic, White 2016 22.4 Worse than Average 2013 19.6 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints Non-Hispanic, White 2016 0.7 Worse than Average 2013 1.5 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder Non-Hispanic, White 2016 48.1 Worse than Average 2013 50.2 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Non-Hispanic, White 2016 15.2 Worse than Average 2013 18.5 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Non-Hispanic, White 2016 67.9 Worse than Average 2013 69.3 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 2016 90.2 Worse than Average 2013 91.5 Better than Average