MassachusettsState Snapshot for Women

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
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year Total 2016 16.9 Better than Average 2000 27.1 Average
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis Total 2015 94.4 Better than Average 2005 92.9 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Female 2015 47.7 Better than Average 2013 57.1 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Female 2015 83.9 Better than Average 2013 84.2 Better than Average
Breast cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (regional, distant stage, or local stage with tumor greater than 2 cm) per 100,000 women age 40 and over Total 2015 77.9 Better than Average 2004 95.4 Average
Cervical cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (all invasive tumors) per 100,000 women age 20 and over Total 2015 7.2 Better than Average 2004 9.7 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Female 2015 76.5 Better than Average 2013 71.7 Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Female 2015 56.7 Average 2013 63.4 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Female 2015 60.0 Average 2013 65.0 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Female 2015 37.0 Average 2013 36.6 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Women with clinical Stage I-IIb breast cancer who received axillary node dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) at the time of surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy) Total 2015 89.5 Worse than Average 2005 82.5 Worse than Average