NebraskaState Snapshot for Black

In this comparison, the NHQDR measures for Nebraska for the most recent data year and the baseline year are compared to the average of all States.

Historically, the State Snapshots have included State-specific estimates for selected AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) based on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data. The 2018 QDR does not include State-specific QI estimates based on 2016 HCUP data because the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System version of the QI software used did not include risk adjustment. State-specific QIs will be reported in future QDRs when the estimates can be risk adjusted.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
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 Black 2017 84.8 Better than Average 2012 82.4 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 34.8 Better than Average 2012 36.8 Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information Black 2017 8.4 Better than Average 2009 12.5 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Black 2016 68.1 Better than Average 2013 48.9 Average
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Black 2016 76.2 Better than Average 2013 78.3 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Black 2016 9.3 Better than Average 2013 18.0 Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Black 2016 72.1 Better than Average 2013 55.7 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Black 2016 9.7 Better than Average 2013 17.0 Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Black 2016 77.4 Better than Average 2013 56.8 Worse than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Black 2015 74.9 Better than Average Missing
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers Black 2017 16.5 Average 2012 23.5 Average
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 Black 2017 34.3 Average 2012 38.2 Average
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 Black 2017 78.3 Average 2012 72.1 Average
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 Black 2017 79.1 Average 2012 83.8 Average
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 Black 2017 80.9 Average 2012 83.1 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 91.3 Average 2012 83.8 Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital Black 2017 8.5 Average 2009 12.2 Average
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 Black 2017 25.2 Average 2012 33.1 Average
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 Black 2017 84.8 Average 2012 83.1 Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Black 2017 89.1 Average 2012 89.7 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 81.3 Average 2012 84.6 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 91.3 Average 2012 91.9 Average
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 24.8 Average 2012 33.1 Average
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 Black 2017 65.7 Average 2012 66.2 Average
Adult hospital patients who strongly disagree or disagree that staff took their preferences and those of their family and caregiver into account when deciding what the patients discharge health care would be Black 2017 5.2 Average 2014 6.1 Average
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury Black 2016 0.0 Average Missing
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Black 2016 4.0 Average 2013 7.9 Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Black 2016 4.6 Average 2013 3.9 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms Black 2016 3.9 Average Missing
Short-stay home health patients who had diabetic foot care and patient education Black 2016 97.8 Average 2013 82.7 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder Black 2016 34.0 Average 2013 32.5 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Black 2016 7.2 Average 2013 6.6 Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Black 2016 66.1 Average 2013 56.7 Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Black 2016 71.9 Average 2013 60.5 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Black 2016 75.2 Average 2013 64.4 Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Black 2016 71.0 Average 2013 59.5 Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Black 2016 89.1 Average 2013 90.8 Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Black 2016 86.1 Average 2013 89.1 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Black 2016 92.7 Average 2013 97.2 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Black 2016 87.5 Average 2013 83.1 Worse than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Black 2015 41.0 Average 2013 35.4 Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Black 2015 75.1 Average 2013 72.0 Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Black 2015 61.5 Average 2013 74.6 Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Black 2015 65.7 Average 2013 78.5 Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Black 2014 75.8 Average 2013 79.3 Better than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Black 2014 71.6 Average 2013 74.4 Better than Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 85.2 Worse than Average 2012 86.0 Average
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Black 2017 88.3 Worse than Average 2012 90.4 Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Black 2016 28.9 Worse than Average 2013 29.9 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Black 2016 6.3 Worse than Average 2013 4.5 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Black 2016 22.6 Worse than Average 2013 17.8 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Black 2016 11.6 Worse than Average 2013 15.0 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Black 2016 19.0 Worse than Average 2013 25.4 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Black 2016 66.4 Worse than Average 2013 66.0 Worse than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Black 2015 21.5 Worse than Average 2013 38.8 Average