NationalAdults with Basic Activity Limitations Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Adults with Basic Activity Limitations 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 - the value for a measure has not achieved 50% of the benchmark.
 
Close to benchmark - the 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 - the 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 That Achieved Benchmark or Better
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Basic activities 53.0 47.8 Achieved: 11% better
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Basic activities 75.4 70.3 Achieved: 7% better
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Basic activities 88.1 82.3 Achieved: 7% better
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Basic activities 77.6 84.2 7.8%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Basic activities 71.9 78.7 8.7%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Basic activities 70.4 84.7 16.9%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Basic activities 31.9 44.8 28.8%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
People under age 65 with health insurance Basic activities 87.3
People under age 65 with any private health insurance Basic activities 55.5
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance Basic activities 46.0
People with a specific source of ongoing care Basic activities 89.8
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care Basic activities 91.2
Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms Basic activities 79.7
Persons with current asthma who received written asthma management plans from their healthcare provider Basic activities 30.6
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high Basic activities 92.9
Adults ages 18 and over who received influenza vaccination in the last flu season Basic activities 55.2