MassachusettsState Snapshot for Hospital

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 Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 2018 9.3 Better than Average 2009 12.2 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 2018 5.2 Better than Average 2014 5.0 Better than Average
Hospital patients who received influenza vaccination 2017 95.1 Better than Average Missing
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital 2018 10.6 Average 2009 12.0 Better than 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 2016 92.5 Average 2005 91.5 Better than Average
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined 2016 94.3 Average 2005 62.8 Better than Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 2017 463.8 Worse than Average 2005 245.2 Worse than Average
Emergency department visits involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 2017 527.1 Worse than Average 2005 213.4 Worse than Average
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) 2016 87.9 Worse than Average 2005 82.5 Worse than Average