MassachusettsState Snapshot for 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 reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers White 2017 19.4 Better than Average 2012 21.5 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 White 2017 34.5 Better than Average 2012 35.4 Better than Average
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 White 2017 76.8 Better than Average 2012 74.9 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 White 2017 85.0 Better than Average 2012 84.6 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care White 2017 90.8 Better than Average 2012 91.0 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 White 2017 84.1 Better than Average 2012 83.9 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 White 2017 32.0 Better than Average 2012 32.9 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 White 2017 26.9 Better than Average 2012 27.9 Better than Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information White 2017 9.3 Better than Average 2009 12.2 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care White 2017 94.1 Better than Average 2012 94.2 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 White 2017 93.6 Better than Average 2012 93.9 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 White 2017 25.8 Better than Average 2012 27.4 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care White 2017 84.9 Better than Average 2012 84.9 Better 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 White 2017 4.9 Better than Average 2014 4.8 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 White 2017 65.9 Better than Average 2012 63.5 Better than 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 White 2017 7.8 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 White 2017 8.8 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 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 fee-for-service White 2017 6.3 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 White 2017 5.8 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 White 2017 8.1 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 White 2017 6.1 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 showed respect for what they had to say, Medicare managed care White 2017 2.4 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 White 2017 3.3 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 listened carefully to them, Medicare managed care White 2017 3.3 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 spent enough time with them, Medicare managed care White 2017 3.3 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 spent enough time with them, Medicare fee-for-service White 2017 4.8 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 White 2017 9.2 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 White 2017 6.7 Better than Average Missing
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved White 2016 69.5 Better than Average 2013 59.2 Better than Average
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer White 2016 4.1 Better than Average 2013 4.5 Better than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder White 2016 2.7 Better than Average 2013 3.3 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 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 White 2016 98.4 Better than Average 2013 95.8 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss White 2016 5.0 Better than Average 2013 5.2 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain White 2016 6.2 Better than Average 2013 7.8 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved White 2016 71.8 Better than Average 2013 60.9 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved White 2016 74.4 Better than Average 2013 65.4 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved White 2016 75.0 Better than Average 2013 67.4 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased White 2016 76.2 Better than Average 2013 70.0 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing White 2016 76.4 Better than Average 2013 72.4 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased White 2016 74.2 Better than Average 2013 67.7 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given White 2016 90.5 Better than Average 2013 92.5 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination White 2016 91.8 Better than Average 2013 93.7 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season White 2015 43.9 Better than Average 2013 51.1 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years White 2015 83.0 Better than Average 2013 83.6 Better than Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season White 2014 79.4 Better than Average 2013 78.0 Better than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination 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 reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care White 2017 89.0 Average 2012 88.5 Average
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 White 2017 8.9 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 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 listened carefully to them, Medicare fee-for-service White 2017 4.2 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 White 2017 3.7 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 White 2017 28.0 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 White 2017 34.5 Average Missing
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury White 2016 0.6 Average 2013 0.5 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection White 2016 3.5 Average 2013 5.3 Average
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened White 2016 0.4 Average 2013 0.6 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened White 2016 17.1 Average 2013 16.0 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased White 2016 14.3 Average 2013 13.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 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 White 2015 54.2 Average 2013 62.6 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination White 2015 75.2 Average 2013 71.5 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season White 2015 62.4 Average 2013 66.1 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination White 2015 37.5 Average 2013 37.3 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 White 2017 75.4 Worse than Average 2012 76.0 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care White 2017 88.3 Worse than Average 2012 85.6 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 White 2017 78.2 Worse than Average 2012 79.6 Better than Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital White 2017 10.5 Worse than Average 2009 12.1 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved White 2016 92.6 Worse than Average 2013 92.1 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization White 2016 4.3 Worse than Average 2013 4.0 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital White 2016 27.0 Worse than Average 2013 25.9 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized White 2016 22.4 Worse than Average 2013 19.6 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain White 2016 15.2 Worse than Average 2013 18.5 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints 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 White 2016 48.1 Worse than Average 2013 50.2 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care 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 White 2016 90.2 Worse than Average 2013 91.5 Better than Average