NationalBlack Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks
The NHQR quality measures specific to Black 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:
Note: Ethnicity is used (e.g. Non-Hispanic black) unless it is unavailable and race is used instead (e.g. Black only).
Select any summary bar to review the list of measures and supporting data.