NebraskaAsian Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Asian 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 That Achieved Benchmark or Better
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Asian 40.0 30.4 Achieved: 31% better
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Asian 58.2 44.8 Achieved: 30% better
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care Asian 42.9 33.9 Achieved: 27% better
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Asian 60.4 47.8 Achieved: 26% better
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers Asian 28.6 23.8 Achieved: 20% better
Adults who reported a home health provider asking to see all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking, when they first started getting home health care Asian 88.6 85.5 Achieved: 4% better
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Asian 94.3 94.0 -0.3%
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Asian 76.0 77.5 1.9%
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Asian 88.6 91.2 2.9%
Adults home health patients age 18 and over who reported that home health providers talked with them about the side effects of medicines in the last 2 months of care Asian 28.6 29.5 3.2%
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about how to set up their home so they can move around safely when they first started getting home health care Asian 77.1 80.1 3.7%
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about the purpose for taking their new or changed prescription medicines in the last 2 months of care Asian 34.3 35.9 4.5%
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking when they first started getting home health care Asian 82.9 88.2 6.0%
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Asian 85.7 91.3 6.2%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information Asian 8.7 7.7 12.7%
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Asian 74.3 87.9 15.5%
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Asian 80.0 95.0 15.8%
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Asian 21.4 17.7 20.6%
Adults who reported that home health providers always explained things in a way that was easy to understand in the last 2 months of care Asian 68.6 86.8 20.9%
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Asian 64.6 82.3 21.5%
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Asian 71.4 92.5 22.8%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Asian 17.1 13.5 26.3%
Adults who reported that home health providers always seem informed and up-to-date about all the cares or treatments they got at home in the last 2 months of care Asian 48.6 67.6 28.1%
Adults who reported that home health providers always kept them informed about when they would arrive at their home in the last 2 months of care Asian 57.1 83.3 31.4%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information or Supplemental Measures
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay home health patients who had drug education on all medications Asian 99.1
Composite measure: Adults ages 50-75 who received any type of colorectal cancer screening Asian 30.7
People who needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost in the past 12 months Asian 21.6
Adult hospital patients who strongly agree that they understood how to manage their health after discharge Asian 54.3
Adult hospital patients who strongly agree that they understood the purpose for taking each of their medications after discharge Asian 59.0
Adult hospital patients who always had good communication with nurses in the hospital Asian 86.3
Adult hospital patients who always had good communication with doctors in the hospital Asian 88.4