MassachusettsState Snapshot for Older Adults

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 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 Age 65 and over 2018 78.0 Better than Average 2012 75.6 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 Age 65 and over 2018 84.5 Better than Average 2012 84.0 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 Age 65 and over 2018 32.6 Better than Average 2012 34.3 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 Age 65 and over 2018 30.1 Better than Average 2012 31.8 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 Age 65 and over 2018 24.9 Better than Average 2012 27.0 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2018 94.2 Better than Average 2012 94.1 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 Age 65 and over 2018 93.1 Better than Average 2012 93.6 Better 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 Age 65 and over 2018 65.3 Better than Average 2012 62.9 Better than Average
Emergency department visits involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population Age 65 and over 2017 69.4 Better than Average 2005 35.8 Missing
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 Age 65 and over 2018 18.1 Average 2012 20.2 Worse than Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Age 65 and over 2018 89.2 Average 2012 88.3 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2018 90.3 Average 2012 90.9 Better 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 Age 65 and over 2018 83.7 Average 2012 83.3 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2018 84.6 Average 2012 84.6 Better than 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 Age 65 and over 2018 24.2 Average 2012 26.1 Worse than 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 asking to see all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking, when they first started getting home health care Age 65 and over 2018 74.8 Worse than Average 2012 75.7 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Age 65 and over 2018 88.8 Worse than Average 2012 85.3 Worse than 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 Age 65 and over 2018 76.9 Worse than Average 2012 79.5 Better than Average
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population Age 65 and over 2017 477.7 Worse than Average 2005 175.0 Missing