MinnesotaPublic Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Public are compared to achievable benchmarks, which are derived from the top-performing States. Better performance of a State can mean higher or lower values of a measure, depending on the desired outcome. For example, low values are desirable for measures such as infant mortality, whereas high values are desirable for measures such as preventative screening. The categories of achievement have been standardized across the measure definitions so that:

 
Far away from benchmark - a State's value for a measure has not achieved 50% of the benchmark.
 
Close to benchmark - a State's value for a measure is between 50% and 90% of a benchmark (i.e., worse than the benchmark but has achieved at least half of the benchmark but not as much as 90% of a benchmark).
 
Achieved benchmark or better - a State's value for a measure is no worse than 90% of the benchmark value, the measure has achieved the benchmark. This category also includes the case in which the measure’s value is equal to or better than the benchmark.
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information or Supplemental Measures
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicaid Total 18.9
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 6 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicaid Total 17.2
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicaid Total 11.3
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment, Medicaid Total 10.3
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicaid Total 5.2
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, Medicaid Total 3.7
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, Medicaid Total 4.7
Composite measure: Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, Medicaid Total 4.9
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, Medicaid Total 13.9
Adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 6 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicaid Total 6.0
Adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicaid Total 46.8