NationalMental Health and Substance Abuse Quality Measures Trend Over Time

Trending information is available for NHQDR quality measures with at least four years of data. The time span can vary across measures. Trends are only reported as improving or worsening if the average annual percent change is at least one percent and statistically significant.

Measures That Are Improving
MeasureAverage Annual Percent Change
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms-6.9
Measures That Are Unchanged
MeasureAverage Annual Percent Change
Adults who filled four or more outpatient opioid prescriptions in the calendar year-8.7
Adults who filled an outpatient opioid prescription in the calendar year-5.1
Children ages 12-17 with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months-0.9
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months0.1
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course0.3
Measures That Are Worsening
MeasureAverage Annual Percent Change
Suicide deaths among persons age 12 and over per 100,000 population1.9
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population6.0
Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 resident population8.3
Drug overdose deaths involving natural and semisynthetic opioids per 100,000 resident population8.8
Emergency department visits involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population10.2
Drug overdose deaths involving other synthetic opioids (other than methadone) per 100,000 resident population16.3