MassachusettsState Snapshot for Nursing Home

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
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer 2017 3.5 Better than Average 2013 4.1 Better than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder 2017 2.3 Better than Average 2013 2.9 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms 2017 1.5 Better than Average 2013 3.3 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2017 5.0 Better than Average 2013 6.9 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss 2017 4.2 Better than Average 2013 4.5 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given 2017 87.7 Better than Average 2013 91.0 Better than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection 2017 2.3 Average 2013 4.5 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury 2017 0.6 Average 2013 0.5 Average
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 2017 0.4 Average 2013 0.6 Better than Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased 2017 22.4 Worse than Average 2013 22.4 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened 2017 25.1 Worse than Average 2013 25.8 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder 2017 79.0 Worse than Average 2013 66.9 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints 2017 0.6 Worse than Average 2013 1.6 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2017 12.4 Worse than Average 2013 18.3 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 2017 87.8 Worse than Average 2013 91.0 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2017 91.1 Worse than Average 2013 96.3 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2017 84.1 Worse than Average 2013 88.1 Better than Average