NationalEffective Treatment Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Effective Treatment 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 With No Available Benchmark Information or Supplemental Measures
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Women who completed a pregnancy in the last 12 months who received prenatal care in the first trimester 77.1
Patients aged 65 and over with an emergency department visit and with a dementia diagnosis who were not hospitalized 39.0
Patients aged 65 and over with an emergency department (ED) visit and with a dementia diagnosis who were hospitalized following the ED visit 61.0
Cesarean delivery of low risk births giving birth for first time 26.0
Cesarean delivery of low risk births with prior cesarean births 86.3
Total cesarean births 32.0
Total preterm births 9.9
Late preterm or live births at 34 to 36 weeks of gestation 7.2
Hospital admissions for uncontrolled diabetes per 100,000 population age 18 and over, WPDM_IHS data 2.5
Ryan-White HIV patients with at least one HIV care visit and at least 2 ambulatory visit dates at least 90 days apart during the year 81.7
Ryan-White HIV patients with at least one HIV care visit and most recent viral load 200 during the year 84.9
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, WPDM_IHS data 29.5
Adults who received mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months 14.4
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 adults diagnosed with diabetes 504.0
Hospital admissions for long-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 adults diagnosed with diabetes 822.9
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 100,000 adults diagnosed with diabetes 253.7
Hospital admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 adults diagnosed with diabetes 440.9
Adults who received outpatient mental health treatment or counseling in the last 12 months 6.9
Adults who received prescription medications for mental health treatment in the last 12 months 12.0
Patients who received appropriate care for severe sepsis and septic shock 41.9