Nevada Strongest / Weakest Measures

Nevada's Strongest Measures

Strongest Measures are those in which the State performed above the all-State average and are strongest among their measures relative to all reporting States. This State may be leading the way in quality in these measures.

The top five performing quality measures and the bottom five performing quality measures are listed here for Nevada.

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.

Note: The best result for each measure can be either the highest or lowest value.

Strongest Measures
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 0.3 0.3 Achieved: 4% better
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss 5.3 5.4 Achieved: 1% better
Stroke patients prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge 98.5 98.6 0%
Adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis - (Kt/V) 12 or higher 96.3 96.5 0%
Stroke patients who received venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis 98.4 98.7 0%

Nevada's Weakest Measures

Weakest Measures are those in which the State performed below the all-State average and are weakest among their measures relative to all reporting States. These measures highlight some of the opportunities for improvement.

Weakest Measures
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 14.1 4.3 224%
Drug overdose deaths involving any opioid per 100,000 resident population 13.3 4.0 229%
Drug overdose deaths involving natural and semisynthetic opioids per 100,000 resident population 7.6 1.9 304%
Emergency department visits involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 298.7 65.2 358%
New HIV cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over 20.0 4.2 376%

State’s performance on all measures is available on the Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks.